Chao Gan Chao Gan, DocuChina, Shanghai Media Group, China

In 2000 Chao Gan got his Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature at Fudan University in Shanghai. In 2002, he completed Master of Arts in Television Studies, Department of Drama at the University of Bristol in UK. Since then, he worked as senior director and producer at the Documentary Channel of Shanghai Media Group. In 2014 he was appointed channel director. He was jury member of international film festivals including DOK Leipzig, Zagreb Film Festival and Shanghai Television Festival. He has directed 5 documentaries and won more than 20 awards internationally, including a Peabody Award. In 2007 he received International Trailblazer Award at MIPTV in Cannes, France. In 2009 he was honored Best Documentary Director of the Year by the China’s Broadcast and Television Academy.

Company Profile

Shanghai Media Group or SMG is one of China’s largest media and cultural conglomerates, with the most complete portfolio of media and related businesses. By June of 2015, SMG has more than RMB 61 Bln ($10 Bln) in assets and about 17,200 employees.

SMG's businesses span operations of radio and TV networks, signal transmission, newspapers and magazines, drama and film production and distribution, OTT and streaming, IPTV, online and console gaming, digital advertising, home shopping and e-commerce, financial data and information services, children’s arts training, TV post-production services, live entertainment, tourism and cultural investments, etc. SMG has 15 cable and satellite TV networks, 13 radio frequencies, 15 subscription-based digital pay TV channels, 8 newspapers and magazines and transmits signals via airwaves, cables, satellite and IPTV. On the content side, SMG is a leading powerhouse in China in the production of TV and films, animation and documentaries.