Checkmate Enjoys Top Ratings and Popularity Since August Premier on iQiyi


Since its premier on 10th August Checkmate, the first TV adaptation of Agatha Christie in China, has quickly became one of the biggest hit shows in China.
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Checkmate Is Star of the Show at CIFTIS 2022, Beijing


Zespa Media is delighted to showcase Checkmate at CIFTIS, the largest trade fair in China for creative industries.
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More than 2 Million iQiyi Pre-bookings for Chinese Poirot Adaptation Checkmate Ahead of Premier


Today iQiyi has announced that Checkmate, Agatha Christie’s first Chinese TV adaptation, will premier on 10th August 2022.
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Zespa Media Matches Major Chinese Brand With Tennis Ace Djokovic


Zespa Media is excited to announce that we have closed a groundbreaking endorsement deal between World No.1 tennis star, Novak Djokovic and a major Chinese brand.
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Chinese Poirot Completes Filming


Zespa Media is delighted to announce that filming for the Agatha Christie drama Checkmate completed today.
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First Chinese Adaptation of Agatha Christie Commences Production


Zespa Media is excited to announce that we have helped our client, Agatha Christie Ltd, land their first TV adaptation in China with the top streaming platform, iQiyi.
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Zespa Wins Youku Commission for Season 3 of Stand Bai You


The launch ceremony of the 3rd season of Stand Bai You, a popular chat show on Youku, was held in Beijing today.
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Zespa Produces First E-Commerce Influencer Talent Show for Jiangsu TV


Zespa Media is delighted to announce another commission by the top satellite channel Jiangsu TV during the challenging times of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
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Zespa Secures Licensing Deal with Top Chinese Makeup Brand for House of Turnowsky


Zespa has closed another licensing deal for the Israeli design studio, the House of Turnowsky (HOT), bringing its latest designs to the hyper-competitive Chinese consumer market.
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Zespa Media Closes 1st Artwork Licensing Deal in China


Zespa Media has closed its first international artwork licensing deal just one month after attending the China Licensing Expo and launching its exclusive China partnership with This is Iris.
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Zespa Media Launches Artwork Licensing Project


Zespa Media announces an exclusive partnership with top creative licensing agency, This is Iris (“Iris”), to launch the Artwork Licensing Project bringing original images, designs and IP from established international artists to the Chinese market.
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Zespa Media Brings Hit Chinese TV Shows to Edinburgh TV Festival


The Edinburgh TV Festival had a special guest this year: a Chinese delegation headed by Zespa Media.
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Zespa Co-produces Popular Chat Show Stand Bai You


Zespa Media is pleased to announce the release of the first season of Stand Bai You, on Youku, one of the leading VOD platforms in China.
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Zespa UK Casting Winning Big on Netflix


Zespa Media is delighted to announce its continuing role supporting Netflix on the hit show, Ultimate Beastmaster, and its success in casting the winning team for a second year running.
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Zespa Media’s The Song Notes Extraordinary Achievements of Ordinary People


Zespa Media is delighted to announce it has been commissioned by CCTV to develop and produce an original music programme to tell the incredible stories of ordinary citizens of China.
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Zespa Media Handling UK Casting for Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster


Zespa Media has been engaged a second time by 257 Productions as casting agent for Netflix’s first original entertainment programme the Ultimate Beastmaster.
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Zespa Wins Commission to Produce Gala New Year Show for Zhejiang TV


Zespa Media is pleased to announce it has won the commission from Zhejiang TV, one of the leading national satellite channels in China, to develop and produce its signature live gala show to celebrate the New Year.
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