- ChinaVision™, a part of MAGLA Entertainment Group, today announced that Chinese network television programming from Shanghai Media Group is now available for the first time in the United States. The inaugural launch of ChinaVision TV represents the first instance of Chinese-produced broadcast television on major streaming platforms that have been localized for non-Chinese viewers.
“We are thrilled to partner with ChinaVision and believe Americans will be surprised and delighted by this first, compelling package of television from China that we have localized for English-speaking audiences. These top-rated TV programs show a side of Chinese life rarely seen outside of China,” said Xiaolan He, vice president of Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group and general manager of Shanghai WingsMedia Co., Ltd.
Commencing with hundreds of hours of premium content initially available via Roku® and a new series premiering on Amazon® Prime Video, ChinaVision TV is for those who want to uniquely explore Chinese culture, economics, lifestyle, nature, and cuisine.
ChinaVision TV in the U.S. currently includes: The Jews of Shanghai – a three-part documentary of those who escaped The Holocaust and found new lives, Emergency – a real-life series from the hospitals of China, Shanghai Money – delving into the economics of China’s largest and wealthiest city, in addition to Chinese television dramas and series.
“The availability of ChinaVision TV on Amazon Prime Video and as a Roku channel represents the very beginning of our American rollout. In the coming months, we will be ramping our programming to thousands of hours of both scripted and unscripted Chinese premium content, in addition to launching across major over-the-top (OTT) and mobile platforms,” indicated Roger Jackson, principal and co-founder of MAGLA Entertainment Group.
About Shanghai Media Group (SMG)
Shanghai Media Group or SMG is one of China’s largest media and cultural conglomerates, with the most complete portfolio of media and related businesses. The Oriental Pearl Media Company under SMG was the first cultural and media company in China to realize a market capitalization totalling more than 100 Bln RMB ($15 Bln) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2015. By June of 2015, SMG has more than RMB 61 Bln ($10 Bln) in assets and about 17,200 employees. SMG’s businesses span operations of radio and TV networks, signal transmission, newspapers and magazines, drama and film production and distribution, OTT and streaming, IPTV, online and console gaming, digital advertising, home shopping and e-commerce, financial data and information services, children’s arts training, TV post-production services, live entertainment, tourism and cultural investments. SMG has 15 cable and satellite TV networks, 13 radio frequencies, 15 subscription-based digital pay TV channels, 8 newspapers and magazines and transmits signals via airwaves, cables, satellite and IPTV. On the content side, SMG is a leading powerhouse in China in the production of TV and films, animation and documentaries.
About MAGLA Entertainment Group
MAGLA Entertainment Group distributes various forms of international media, from full-length movies o scripted and unscripted broadcast television, music videos, children’s programming, and user-generated content to and from providers and end-clients, including Shanghai Media Group and China Mobile. Working with partners in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States – MAGLA delivers content expeditiously and efficiently for global distribution and consumption.
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