More mainland Chinese audiences can now savour the uniquely Singaporean flavour of Mediacorp shows, thanks to an inaugural distribution deal with Hangzhou-based digital service provider Wasu Group that will see more than 1,000 hours of Mediacorp’s Chinese-language drama and lifestyle content being offered to over 100 million subscribers across 100 cities in 29 provinces in China.
The three-year content collaboration marks Mediacorp’s largest distribution to date of its catalogue in the domestic Chinese market, and will provide Wasu users in mainland China with at least 100 hours of fresh titles annually. This undertaking underscores Mediacorp’s sustained engagement of external players to ramp up the reach of its productions to new audiences beyond Singapore.
Effective immediately, paying Wasu subscribers can browse a blockbuster buffet of Chinese-language shows from a dedicated Mediacorp content section. The initial line-up includes a diverse selection of Mediacorp’s scripted series, from heartwarming heartland dramas like Mightiest Mother-in-law 《最强岳母》, My One in a Million《我的万里挑一》and Say Cheese《西瓜甜不甜》to memorable medical sagas like seasons two and three of You Can Be An Angel《你也可以是天使》, interspersed with innovative concept-driven titles like the time-travelling thrillers Blessings《祖先保佑》and If Only I Could 《十年。。。你还好吗？》.
Doreen Neo, Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp said: “This partnership provides an exciting new gateway to growth in the competitive Chinese marketplace. While Mediacorp content has been well received by Chinese audiences who are already familiar with Singapore storytelling and our homegrown talent, we hope this three-year bulk deal will encourage Wasu users to further explore the extensive array of riveting genres and refreshed content that we have on offer each year.”
受访资深演员感突然 陈澍城: 有点措手不及
RBKD: According to the article, Chief Content Officer Ms Doreen Neo will takeover and oversee the drama team following Mr Chong Liungman’s resignation submitted early August. This arrangement will remain so for the foreseeable future. Mediacorp will continue to work with Mr Chong on a freelance basis and have refuted suggestions that he would be venturing into China or starting his own company. Concurrently, it was announced that Mediacorp’s Malaysia studio would also be disbanded at the end of the year. On suggestions that Chen Hanwei will transit into management position, Mediacorp has clarified that as rumours.
Source: Wanbao, Zaobao
By Lee Zi Jin
Celebs get real about their weight loss struggles – because looking picture perfect 24/7 ain’t as easy as it looks. https://t.co/QV7zOwBpyE
— Toggle (@ToggleSG) June 8, 2018
Reason for weight gain: For realistic portrayal of her onscreen drama character
RBKD: Split second scene of Rui En in “If Only I Could…” at 0:27.
Artistes’ Opening Parade
RBKD: Rui En appears from 5:04 & again from 6:06.
Best Drama Theme Song
RBKD: The theme song of “If Only I Could…” emerged victorious and Rui En is seen at 4:56, standing up together with co-actor Elvin Ng, to applaud. Rui En is also seen to be clapping along when Alfred Sim, the singer, performs the chorus of the winning song.
Best Supporting Actor
RBKD: At the start of the video, Rui En is seen giving a short speech on supporting roles, together with Jeanette Aw.
All-Time Favourite Artiste: Joanne Peh
RBKD: In the career playback for Joanne Peh, Rui En was seen as a fellow nominee for Most Popular Newcomer together with Joanne Peh at 3:00. At 3:35, Rui En was seen to be applauding for Joanne when she won her Best Actress award.
All-Time Favourite Artiste: Elvin Ng
RBKD: A short clip of Rui En & Elvin Ng in “By My Side” was played in Elvin’s career recap at 0:40. At 1:09, half of Rui En’s back view (Love at 0 Degrees C) can be seen.
RBKD: Rui En was nominated.
RBKD: Rui En can be seen at 0:51 in a recap video of C.L.I.F.4.
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
RBKD: At 4:02, Rui En gave Rebecca a congratulatory hug.
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
At 5:11, after Romeo Tan’s winning speech, camera pans to Elvin Ng and captures Rui En who is sitting beside him.
At 5:20, the camera was panning Zhang Zhenghuan making his way to the stage and captures Rui En who is sitting in the row in front of him. Rui En was seen congratulating him. Zhang Zhenhuan started his acceptance speech by calling out to Rui En, “瑞恩啊，我的舞没有学会不可以跳，这个算吗?”
At 10:38, Rui En’s side view can be seen when Ben Yeo makes his way out to accept his win.
At 11:41, Rui En gives Dennis Chew a congratulatory hug for winning Top 10.
BY MAY SEAH AND HON JING YI
RBKD: TODAY mentioned that Zoe Tay won her Best Actress Award in 21 years and that there were previous speculation prior to the night that Rui En, who “uglified” herself by gaining weight for her role as a housewife in “If Only I Could…”, would bag the trophy instead.