Awesome news for all Cdrama fans! A new streaming platform focusing on Chinese content solely is set to launch in the first quarter of 2019!
The new platform is called “Bambu” and is coming from American Entertainment company Cinedigm who sold a majority stake to Hong Kong-based investment company Bison Capital last year. Cinedigm has partnerships with major Chinese entertainment companies like Starrise Media, Youku Pictures or the state-run broadcaster Central China Television (CCTV).
The content offered by Bambu will include dramas, movies, variety shows, music programs as well as educational programs about learning Chinese or Chinese cooking. The content on Bambu will be available for free with ads. For ad-free viewing, Bambu will offer the option to subscribe for 3,99$ per month.
Some of the dramas that will be available on Bambu have already been revealed: Journey to the West, Nirvana in Fire, The Four, The Advisors Alliance and Diamond Lover. Movies will include Shock Wave, Kung Fu Traveler, The Monkey King, The Warring States, Peace Breaker and Extraordinary Mission. As for other programs, Bambu will offer the cooking documentary A Bite of China among others.
While Bambu is said to aim at the US market, it is still unclear if the content will also be accessible in other countries.