The Mandarin language program Hello! Hollywood can be seen on Channel 18 in LA. But where it really has traction is China.
The entertainment news magazine is a production of Metan Development Group, a company run by E! Entertainment co-founder Larry Namer. Via exclusive interview with Digital Entertainment Examiner Liz H. Kelly, Namer shared some impressive 2010 Oscar week numbers for the show:
Metan partnered with Tencent, China’s largest Internet provider, and used three services to engage an audience online. “We had 3.2 million unique viewers during the Oscars, and a total of 10.2 million users during the week of the show,” Namer explained.
Namer told Kelly that China’s aforementioned three-pronged equivalent to Twitter, QQ.com, helped deliver another 90 million page views to Tencent. Metan has several other Chinese market shows in development, including a sitcom called Return to Dai Fun Cun (Village of Good Fortune).