TV

“Cover Me Canada” heads to China

Distributor Eccho Rights has inked a deal with Beijing's Enlight Media to produce a Chinese version of Canadian reality competition series Cover Me Canada (pictured).
April 24, 2013

Beijing’s Enlight Media is to produce a Chinese version of entertainment reality format Cover Me Canada (pictured).

Originally produced by Toronto-based Temple Street Productions from a format co-created by 11 Television and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the competition show challenges undiscovered bands to cover a local chart-topping artist in a bid to avoid elimination.

Cover Me Canada is the perfect show for Chinese audiences and it is already generating a lot of interest with local advertisers and broadcasters,” said Chloe Yang, Enlight’s director of marketing. “We are sure the show will be a huge success here in China.”

The deal was brokered by distributor Eccho Rights. Enlight Media has produced Chinese versions of international formats such as China’s Got Talent, X Factor China and Clash of the Choirs.

This story was updated on April 24 to correct information regarding the production of the original Canadian series.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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