Nigeria, September 22, 11:00 a.m., local time, the “2016 Beijing Dramas and Movies Broadcasting Season in Africa” organized by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and undertaken by Star Times Group was held in Abuja, capital of Nigeria. Beijing’s 5 dramas and 5 movies were introduced to Africa, opening a window for local audiences to get to know Beijing and China at large.
Beijing dramas and movies broadcasting season has been held for 3 consecutive years. This year’s broadcasting was organized in Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania. The dramas for broadcasting include Running after the Love, Love's Bodyguard, The Neighbor also Crazy, Woman in a Family of Daoke and Mazu. The movies for broadcasting include Anchoring in Seattle, Beijing Love Story, Go away Mr. Tumour, Fleet of Time and Book of love. These dramas and movies are diversified in theme, either reflecting Chinese people’s family life, emotional experience and works or presenting the martial arts of Chinese classical culture, mythic costume dramas.
All dramas and movies for broadcasting have been dubbed into English, French, Kiswahili, Hausa, Ibo, Ugandan language and Yoruba, etc. Except for the premiere, there would be payback on other times of the second and third days and on the weekend to meet the demand of more audiences.
Beijing is a key production base of Chinese dramas and movies as it produces more than 3,000 episodes of dramas and nearly 300 movies. As the sponsor of this broadcasting season, StarTimes Group has started its digital TV operation in nearly 20 African countries and has basically established an pan-African wireless digital television network system integrating satellite televisions and terrestrial televisions. StarTimes has accumulated and developed more than 8 million users. Starting from 2011, the group has started the dubbing for Chinese dramas and movies and has completed the dubbing of 5,000 episodes of 160 dramas, including Struggle, My Youth Who Call the Shots and Journey to the West. The dubbing base of the group in Kenya will come into service in 2020.