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Documentary channel to go nationwide

SHANGHAI Media Group’s Documentary Channel said yesterday that it will begin broadcasting across the country from Monday.

A senior executive of the channel, which was formerly a regional operator, made the announcement at the 20th Shanghai TV Festival, which runs until Friday.

“It’s a significant move and will help us to expand our audience,” said Gan Chao, director of the channel.

Last year the channel produced 760 hours of programs.

As a nationwide broadcaster, the channel will be in direct competition with China Central Television-9.

Among its planned releases are a nature series about Tibet, a historical documentary titled “Maritime Silk Road” and a film about food culture.

Meanwhile, Dragon TV said it is planning to work with  Alibaba Group on content development, marketing and e-commerce.

It said it hopes the content of its reality TV shows can be used as the inspiration for video games and apps.

Tencent said at the festival yesterday it is planning to offer about 500 episodes of online shows in the comedy, thriller and romance categories.


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