SHANGHAI and LONDON, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tian Ming, Chairman of Canxing Production and CEO of Star China International Media Limited and globally renowned creative company Syco Entertainment, announce the signing of a major three-year development deal between the two companies. The agreement's primary aim is to co-develop large scale global entertainment formats with appeal for Greater China; and the potential for international distribution. The deal was signed in London December 15, after a four-day creative conference between high level producers of both companies. The conference was led by CEO of Canxing Production and Star China executives Jin Lei, CEO of Canxing Production & Star China Chief Director (Sing! China, Sing My Song, and The Voice of China) and Iris Xia, Deputy General Manager, alongside Nigel Hall, Global Head of Television for Syco Entertainment and George Levendis, Head of International, Syco Entertainment.
"Canxing/Star China is thrilled to partner with Syco, one of the top entertainment companies in the world. We just completed a very inspiring week-long creative session with Syco and our team is excited for the future projects we will co-create. This is the first time Canxing/Star China has entered into such a major collaborative deal with a company outside of China and we are proud to partner with such a prestigious organization as Syco," said Tian Ming.
Nigel Hall said: "Syco Entertainment is delighted to partner with Star China in this long-term development deal. Star China has a first class pedigree of production in China and, for our part at Syco, we believe our visions will help this partnership be truly creative and successful."
Canxing/Star China's recent hit program Sing! China aired on Zhejiang Satellite TV, earning the # 1 position every week of its thirteen-week run. The show also received major online visibility throughout the season. Within the first 2 days of the initial airing, the show received more than 500 million total views on Tencent and Youku video sites and broke online records by receiving more than 37 billion views for the entire first season. There were over 47 million views on Tencent and YouKu in just 24 hours alone after the finale. In October, Zhejiang announced the commission of Season 2 for Spring 2017.
About Star China International Media LTD and Canxing Production
Star China International Media Ltd. (Star China) is a leading media entertainment group in China with businesses ranging from TV production, broadcasting, filmmaking, artist management, music and concert production. Its 3 satellite TV channels include Xing Kong China, Channel [V] China and Xing Kong International TV channels cover the Chinese-speaking audience in mainland China and also across Hong Kong, Macau and Southeast Asia; and its Canxing Production produced top rated shows include: Sing! China, The Voice of China, and So You Think You Can Dance and The King of Mask Singer. Canxing Production takes an unwavering commitment to spread Chinese culture to the world stage with a particular focus on three strategic businesses: Music, Television and Film. www.xingkong.com.cn
About Syco Entertainment
Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell's joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the world's leading global music, television and film production companies, responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment formats and home to many of the world's most successful stars, including One Direction, Little Mix, Fifth Harmony and James Arthur. Syco Music is home to internationally successful artists who have sold more than 400 million records to date. The Got Talent format airs in 186 countries worldwide and has been locally commissioned in 70 territories, officially making it the World's Most Successful Reality TV format.
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