WHO WE ARE
IPCN (International Programme Content Network) is a leading international entertainment business with an enviable track record for brokering and managing rights, distributing content and producing programming and ad funded content for the rapidly growing Chinese market.
Founded in London in 2007 by Rebecca Yang and former ITV CEO Mick Desmond, the company has worked with numerous broadcasters, production companies and brands in China, and has successfully helped numerous international content creators – including NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Talpa Distribution and FremantleMedia – broker deals in the country. To date, IPCN has been responsible for more than 35 major format deals, bringing in excess of 5,000 hours of international TV to the Chinese market, including such global hits as Secret Millionaire, So You Think You Can Dance, Supernanny, China’s Got Talent and The Voice of China.
In addition to expertise in negotiating format deals, IPCN’s talented and commercially astute team also produces a number of the programmes – including China’s Next Top Model and Supernanny, it offers a wide range of broadcast consultancy services and creates innovative sponsorships and offline activities for leading brands, keen to associate with ratings-winning TV shows.
With offices in China and London IPCN has established enduring relationships with local broadcasters, local and international producers and global brands. A 2015 investment from Gravity, China Media Capital’s investment vehicle, will ensure these relationships continue to develop, as well as allow the business to boost IP creation and original content production, including a move into drama and comedy, for both the domestic Chinese and global broadcast markets.
IPCN has grown organically since its launch, relying on the experience, skill and persistent efforts of its talented team. The leadership team comprises:
Vice President, Business Development
Vice President / Director of Operations
Vice President, Production
Senior Business Consultant