TVB Forges New Partnership With Chinese Government-Owned Company

TVB has announced a new partnership with Bauhinia Culture Holdings Limited, a Chinese government-owned company. Signing a strategic cooperation agreement, TVB General Manager Eric Tsang (曾志偉) shared that they will be collaborating on dramas, variety shows, documentaries, and large-scale events from next year onwards.

“As the Miss Hong Kong pageant is coming up, we’ll be quite busy until the end of the year but we’ve been in constant communication about the upcoming projects. We’ll likely start with dramas or variety shows,” Eric stated.

Due to TVB’s experience in talent management, the station attracted Bauhinia Culture Holdings’ interest in the partnership. The company hopes to be able to discover artistes fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, because the shows will be broadcast in Hong Kong, China, and internationally. They also plan to produce a reality show that will help recruit new talent, and further introduce current artistes to the public.

When reporters asked if bilingualism in Cantonese and Mandarin is a requirement, Eric confirmed that this is the case, and shared that they also plan on training actors in China. Although Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Shaun Tam (譚俊彥), Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿), Rosina Lam (林夏薇), and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) were present at the conference, Eric said that this did not indicate increased opportunities for these artistes under the new partnership, “These are the artistes who happened to have the day off. Those who are not in attendance are busy filming.”

Source: HK01

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  1. This looks like another aggressive step from the CCP Chinese government taking control of HK……….Now that the CCP controls TVB, they will also control the news content that gets broadcast every day, meaning every piece of news will only report good things about China and not the truth…………..And even all the TV series will eventually just become China-culture-like ones………….Just another nail in the coffin for HK.

  2. Agree to those 2 statements above!!! Also another way for tvb to stay financially afloat as well…and washing the dirty money of the ccp.

  3. I don’t see how this will make more people watch TVB. Hongkongers won’t watch it cos it’s considered old fashioned and lame now, those pro-China lot won’t watch it as there are countless channels in China to choose from and the neutrals from China aren’t going to watch it either because TVB will just turn into another mainland-type channel. The reason why those people watched TVB in the first place was because it was different to the rest of the Chinese channels!

  4. If TVb don’t sign with China… they will going down…

    As, to have similar to the market level production, they need a lot of money… So without partnership… it will no way that TVb can produce the drama + Tv show, etc with China, Korean Standard…

    Bad move, but it a no choice move

  5. TVB has long been pro-China. Its news are just propaganda and only the people who have immigrated to the US a long time ago still watch because they’ve only known TVB. Lots of people non-Hong Kong people learned Cantonese through watching TVB programs in its heyday and sadly Cantonese speakers will be on the decline.

  6. Sooner or later it had to happen. It’s a possible solution for Tvb I guess. I just hope they won’t drastically change anything or make it any worse than it already is lol

    ***unrelated to this topic, but does anyone have trouble entering this site? After Jaynestars updated their site, whenever I try to get on this site, it keeps saying that “this site is insecure,” but sometimes I just continue cos I know what it is, just not sure if it’s safe anymore… (using Chrome btw)

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