2 new Chinese programmes for Jamaican TV

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!




COME February, the Jamaican media, through the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ), will be introduced to two new Chinese programmes — Romance of Parents and Run Into Good Luck .


This is as a result of an agreement signed between China Radio International (CRI) and the PBCJ on Friday to share broadcast content to be aired in both countries.


Programmes manager at PBCJ, Carol Francis, who brokered the deal in China last year during a seminar for journalists and editors of Jamaica in Beijing from May 3 to 24, explained to the Jamaica Observer that the shows will come under a slot called Chinese Theatre and will run once a week with a repeat for one year. Both shows come to PBCJ free of cost.


"The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has been the driving force behind this. We are indebted to all of you, especially China Radio International for providing two popular TV shows which we know will be a hit," Francis said.


"I want to express thanks to the staff at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China who worked hard to make this possible. This agreement commits us to working together more for a common goal. It’s another step to engaging us, a broadcasting entity, to compete in a sense with the world."


In return for the two programmes, Francis said when PBCJ completes its tourism series and environment programmes, those will be shared with CRI.


Chairman of the board at the PBCJ Gladstone Wilson expressed his gratitude to CRI and underscored that he was happy to establish this relationship, as he looks forward to the programmes airing as well as the sharing of content in the future and creating stronger ties.


Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Niu Qingbao lauded the partnership as a "big deal" and highlighted that it was the first of its kind.


"We usually do a bit of investment and trade, but to enter into an agreement of this category, it’s the first. Thanks to both entities for making history," he said.


Niu expressed his confidence that the programmes would be well received by the Jamaican populace.


"I have no doubt they’ll be popular out here. The signing of this agreement will be brief, but the friendship will be longer," he said.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT