Netflix’s First Middle East Original to be Comedy Special

The one-off show will feature Lebanese stand-up comedian and actor Adel Karam.read more

How ‘The Voice’ Creator Cracked China’s TV Market — Then Didn’t

The Chinese version of the singing competition show was a massive hit until a similar show popped up and regulators shut down foreign programming.read more

Viacom Launches First BET Channel in Asia

The network is now available in South Korea as the company looks to expand "our portfolio of adult-targeted brands" in the region.read more

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Sells to India, Australia

The latest season of the improv comedy series on the CW also gets picked up by networks in Africa and Norway.read more

‘Lip Sync Battle’ to Get Local Version in India

The adaptation of the Spike hit show will air on Fox's Star India flagship channel StarPlus.read more

Fox’s Star India Network Bags Indian Premier League Cricket Rights for $2.55 Billion

The record bidding amount beat Sony Entertainment Television, which had held the IPL broadcast rights for 10 years since the popular cricket property was launched.read more

Amazon Adds Reality Shows to its Originals Slate in India

The streaming giant greenlights two stand-up comedy formats and a musical talent show for its subscribers on the subcontinent. read more

South Korea Box Office: Local Drama ‘A Taxi Driver’ Becomes Top Film of 2017

The closer for the 21st Fantasia Film Festival has earned $54.8 million in two weeks, crossing 8 million admissions to become the year's biggest draw in the Asian country.read...

China Box Office: ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ Wins Third Weekend, Marches Towards $700M

'The Adventurers,' a jewelry heist flick from Warner Bros' Chinese joint venture Flagship Entertainment, opened in third place with a healthy $22.4 million.read more

India Replaces Controversial Censor Board Chief

Pahlaj Nihalani had whipped up many controversies, which affected both Indian and Hollywood films such as ‘Spectre’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’read more

WWE Network to Launch in China

Vince McMahon's pro wrestling organization signed a deal with PPTV to offer a subscription video-on-demand service including all live pay-per-view events. read more

Busan Film Festival Bosses to Resign After This Year’s Edition

Staff has criticized chairman Kim Dong-ho and festival director Kang Soo-yeon.read more

Haruo Nakajima, Original ‘Godzilla’ Actor, Dies at 88 (Report)

He wore the iconic monster suit for 12 films from 154 to 1972, as well as appearing in Akira Kurosawa classics at Toho. read more

Al Jazeera Facing Ban in Israel

The Israeli communications minister announced that press cards for reporters would be revoked, cable and satellite transmissions would be shut down and its Jerusalem offices closed.read more

Indian Industry to get Film Preservation Tips from U.S. Academy

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will participate in India's film preservation workshop for the first time, joining the likes of Martin Scorsese-backed Film Foundation's World Cinema...