I Know Everything - Chapter 450
Chapter 450: How to choose?
It sounded funny.
Gan Liangchen and Youyi bet on ‘Love Through Different Time’ to strike down ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ and bring them to victory.
But ‘Love Through Different Time’ was also Chu Liuxiang’s work.
Using Chu Liuxiang’s work to strike down another Chu Liuxiang’s work.
It felt a bit intricate.
Would Teacher Chu shoot himself in the foot?
Cui Zhong’s thoughts were bad taste.
But he didn’t dare to say it otherwise Teacher Lu, as a friend of Teacher Chu Liuxiang, wouldn’t definitely let this pass.
“Apart from Zhejiang TV, there are a total of 5 TV stations that are interested.” Xin Changkong reported to Chen Huan, “They are Huhai TV, Wanhui TV, Ludong TV, Huajin TV and Xiangnan TV. Among them, Xiangnan TV gave the highest bid with 40 million but they need to have the exclusive right for the second round of broadcast. They also request that the online broadcast is like ‘Young Di Renjie’ with an hour of delay before broadcasting.”
“Huhai TV was the second highest bid with their 30 million, which is the same as Zhejiang TV with ‘Love Through Different Times’. They don’t request the right for the second round of broadcast but still want the online broadcast to be delayed by an hour. Then Huajin TV bid 25 million and had the same requirement as Huhai TV.”
“The remaining Wanhui TV and Ludong TV are ready to join force and pay 40 million without wanting the second broadcast right but also requested to delay the online broadcasting by an hour. All the TV stations mentioned promised to broadcast it at the same time as ‘Love Through Different Times’.”
Xin Changkong was also the producer in addition to being the director of ‘Princess Returning Pearl’.
Fengxiang Film was just an empty shell so Chen Huan wouldn’t do any business operation hence it was Xin Changkong who went to negotiate with the TV stations.
Xin Changkong had a notorious reputation and only he knew how much work he had done to find the five reliable 5 TV stations.
Xin Changkong was smart.
He knew that if Youyi didn’t just buy the first broadcast rights of ‘Love Through Different Time’ for online and broadcasted at the same time as Zhejiang TV, Chen Huan wouldn’t have to hesitate in his choice.
Chen Huan couldn’t make a decision easily now there was a comparison on the competition.
Of course Chen Huan could agree to a small TV station that would give less money but agree that the online broadcast would be at the same time.
But if that was the case, ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ status would be below that of ‘Love Through Different Times’.
The first broadcast’s price would not only be lower but the price for the streaming platform would also lower.
So it was only normal for Chen Huan to not say anything.
“Continue to talk to them.” Chen Huan said after some thought, “The price can be lowered for a bit but the online broadcast must be at the same time… Hmm, I think it’ll be easier for Wanhui TV and Ludong TV to agree to it so negotiate with them.”
Xin Changkong also thought of these two.
They were both very big TV stations so their concession room was much larger.
When the two of them worked together, the price wouldn’t be small and they also could manage the risk better.
Cui Zhong didn’t speak as he stood on the sideline, it was useless.
Negotiation with Shanhai Streaming would only begin after a TV station was found.
Youyi came out of nowhere and as for what to do next, Cui Zhong still had to go back and ask the president before making a decision.
Chen Huan’s cell phone rang.
He picked it up and saw it was from Bu Yiyi.
He made an apologetic gesture to the other two before he went to a corner and answered the call.
“Hey, Chen Huan, have you set on a TV Station yet?” Bu Yiyi asked with her nice voice.
Chen Huan then explained the current situation to her.
“No wonder!” Bu Yiyi spoke to Chen Huan with a voice filled with revelation, “No wonder the director of Yuzhou TV called me just now and wanted to talk to Fengxiang Film. He asked me to tell you that in addition to the price, he will satisfy your demand in online broadcasts too.”
Chen Huan nodded lightly.
It seemed that Yuezhou TV also got the news.
The main protagonist of this TV series was Bu Yiyi and she was the pride of Yuezhou as well as the main female lead in the very popular ‘Young Di Renjie’.
Under those circumstances, it was normal for the originally not fazed Yuzhou TV to want to have a piece of the pie now.
“Alright, I’ll have Xin Changkong fly to Yuezhou immediately to negotiate with them.”
Chen Huan made a decision.
The negotiation between Yuezhou TV and Xin Changkong was very fast.
Yuezhou TV already knew of the bid made by the others so their bid was very targeted.
They were ready to use 30 million to buy the exclusive right for the first broadcast of ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ but they had to buy the second broadcast of the series for 30% less than the normal price.
At the same time, they would allow Shanhai Streaming to broadcast at the same time with them and not mind the rating being split away.
It could be said that Yuezhou TV showed their sincerity like that.
They weren’t as rich as Zhejiang TV and were at the bottom of the first-tier. They were at best at the rank of Wanhui TV or Ludong TV.
The audience of Yuezhou TV was mostly the same. It was usually the people from the three southwestern province and it was at most people from southern Hunan and northern Hubei who liked to watch their program.
There were less people watching from other provinces due to the difference in dialect and culture.
It was unlike Xiangnan TV, Huhai TV, Huajin TV, Yuedong TV, Jiangdong TV or other first-tier TV stations where their viewers were from all over the country.
Under that situation, they were willing to match Huhai TV’s price and actively gave up the online broadcast time difference, which was very sincere.
They wanted to retain the right for a second broadcast of the series for cheaper than what the other would pay so in Xin Changkong’s opinion, they must be very optimistic about the performance of ‘Princess Returning Pearl’.
However in Chen Huan’s opinion, Yuezhou TV was playing the long game.
They were also making a bet.
Betting that ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ would become popular.
As long as that possibility happened, they would not only take the lead with the first broadcast but also gain even more benefit with the second broadcast.
But this was normal.
When TV stations bought TV series, they were mostly betting.
They would be in shambles if they lost and everyone would be joyous if they won.
Yuezhou TV’s willingness to step up to the occasion proved their courage, which was worthy of Chen Huan’s appreciation.
Yuezhou TV’s platform was a bit small but it was still a grand TV station.
Moreover, Yuezhou TV made continuous progress these past few years and their ambition could be seen from ‘Godly Singer’.
Wasn’t Xiangnan also an ordinary TV station in the other world before they broadcasted ‘Princess Returning Pearl’?
It was through the crazily popular ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ that they slowly developed until they became a giant that could contend against CCTV.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Xiangnan was another grade by themselves in terms of TV stations and that the other Stations were a grade below.
Yuezhou TV’s current state was much better than Xiangnan TV back then.
Coupled with two months of constant dispute on the internet, the reputation of ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ was much higher in its pre-released form compared to the other world.
Chen Huan really couldn’t see how it could fail.
So after pondering it for a bit, Chen Huan told Xin Changkong to agree to their terms and signed a contract with Yuezhou TV.
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