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CITVC-CCTV signs for new TV drama targeting international audience

The CCTV’s subsidiary, China International Television Corporation (CITVC) has signed a co-development agreement with Left Bank Pictures for an English-language drama for the Chinese and international markets.

Both companies will present ideas in the coming months, with the goal to choose one high-end English-language TV series to go into production by 2016 to then broadcast in China. Outside of mainland China, the co-developed project will be distributed by Sony Pictures Television globally.

Xue Jijun, chairman and president of CITVC, which is a subsidiary of China Central Television (CCTV), said: “Left Bank is a world-class television production company and we are glad to have this opportunity to cooperate with them. China’s culture is extensive and profound, and has gained more and more love and attention around the world. We hope we can discover and create more and better film and television content, and distribute them to audiences around the world through collaborating with outstanding companies such as Left Bank and Sony Pictures Television.”