New Chairman Hopes to Expand TVB’s Movie Business
As the newly appointed Chairman since January, Charles Chan (陳國強) is enthusiastic in making TVB an international hub for Asian entertainment. He announced plans that the station will increase investment in the production of popular movies going forward.
With ATV’s financial problems and HKTV’s mediocre viewership ratings, TVB continues to dominate the Hong Kong television market. Chan attributes the success behind TVB to its hardworking actors. However, TVB is also facing challenges in recent years due to the emergence of foreign Asian entertainment such as popular Korean, Japanese, and Mainland idol dramas.
Maintaining a positive outlook on TVB’s future, Chan expressed, “We will not stay in the shadow of our former glory and close ourselves off. Besides producing more high quality dramas, we have officially added Shaw Brothers Limited to TVB’s list of assets and will expand into the film industry, break into the Mainland market, and become international!”
Earlier, TVB invested in two major films, Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄> and From Vegas to Macau <賭城風雲Ⅱ>, which will be released during the Lunar New Year holidays. Starring popular Hong Kong artistes, these films will help TVB break into the competitive movie market in China. Depending on the success of Triumph in the Skies’ box office, Chan may consider producing more movie versions of popular dramas. Since Line Walker <使徒行者> received excellent reception last year, Chan said a movie version may be a possibility.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.