Kenya, China ink deal to air Chinese TV series

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-20 00:05:10|Editor: ZX
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NAIROBI, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) on Saturday signed a partnership deal China's National Radio and Television Administration to pave way for the broadcasting of Chinese TV drama series Feather Flies to the Sky.

Under the new partnership, the Kenyan national broadcaster will show 55 episodes of the TV series on KBC Channel 1, which will run up to June 2020 at the rate of four films per week.

"Today's launch cements further the relationship between the two nations. It will be a refreshing break for the Kenyan audience to watch content from the Orient after many years of watching movies from the West," said Naim Bilal, managing director of KBC.

"Local content creators should take advantage of the huge market in China to also export films to the country in exchange," he added.

Zhu Zhengwen, director of content division, TV drama department of the National Radio and Television Administration, said he was confident the Kenyan audience will resonate well with Chinese movies and programs.

"We want to share with Kenyans the secret of being successful as well as learn from our East African brothers," said Zhu.

He said that the department has been producing over 150,000 episodes per year, which translates to about 14 episodes per day since 2003.

Bian Lina from Jia Ping Pictures Company Limited, said Feather Flies to the Sky reflects how determined the younger Chinese generation live.