I Know Everything - Chapter 516
Chapter 516: A Crack!?
With Shanhai Streaming in the front and Pomelo quickly rushing from the back, the offers he had been given were pretty good.
Zhang Shouzheng offered 100 million just like Shanhai Streaming along with 10% of the profit shares.
‘King of Masked Singer’ was also being promoted by Shanhai Streaming.
As for the price given for it, they weren’t afraid of it being known so it had been made public.
100 million for a copyright fee for a variety show had never been seen before ‘King of Masked Singer’.
Even the most popular variety show hadn’t been sold for such a high price.
Not to mention there was a 10% profit.
Everything added together in the end, it would be no surprise to have another ten or twenty million.
With such a big price, ‘King of Masked Singer’ was a hot topic before it even started production.
Pomelo also wanted to get it done quickly so they could have a ‘duel’ with Shanhai Streaming just like with ‘Love Through Different Time’ and ‘Princess Returning Pearl’.
The reason the two series were popular was due to the attention they got.
It wasn’t because the two companies spent a lot of money but due to the two series of intense quarrels for two or three months.
Almost everyone had heard of those two series at one time and half month before the Spring Festival so how could those two people not get some enthusiasm from the viewers?
So the two streaming companies made a lot of profit without even spending much on the promotion.
However, ‘Love Through Different Time’ received infamy while ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ was more normal with many people supporting it like crazy.
With such a precedent of this method working well without spending much money, many TV series tried to hype themselves by creating conflict after that.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work well.
Those TV series didn’t have much budget or big stars were like irrelevant people so it was pure embarrassment to force conflict.
Secondly, it wasn’t as dramatic.
One of the important reasons why ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ and ‘Love Through Different Time’ was a hot topic was that Chu Liuxiang and Bu Yiyi were both involved in the series by Calf TV and Shanhai Streaming.
There were a lot of big topics there so everyone argued endlessly.
Without the prerequisites, those TV series obviously didn’t achieve their expected results.
But ‘The Brain’ was different from ‘King of Masked Singer’.
Both variety shows were from Teacher Lu Xiaofeng and his popularity wasn’t any worse than Chu Liuxiang.
It would be the same story if it wasn’t for the fact that Shanhai Streaming didn’t actually fall out with Lu Xiaofeng.
Although the genres were different, Teacher Lu Xiaofeng still presented two variety shows at the same time and that was worth thinking it over.
Why didn’t Teacher Lu give both of the variety shows to the always generous Shanhai Streaming?
Was there some conflict between?
Was this related to the situation with ‘The Stingy Chu Liuxiang’?
Everyone knew that Lu Xiaofeng was a good friend and the spokesperson of Teacher Chu.
He just gave a variety show to Shanhai Streaming and shouldn’t give another variety show so quickly if this was taken on the aspect of maximizing the benefit of the show!
Everything adding up, this was like a weakened version of ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ versus ‘Love Through Different Time’.
Then Pomelo started to promote in a roundabout way so the internet discussion about this started to pick up.
“Hmm, I knew that in the entertainment industry, there is no such thing as warmth! Even if there is, it should be between good friends like Chu Liuxiang and Lu Xiaofeng, not between an individual and a company.”
“I agree with the person above, I stand with Teacher Lu! Nice! Impressive! That’s how you should stand up for your friend!”
“Why are you guys so unreasonable? Don’t you know that Teacher Chu and Teacher Lu both have other work with Shanhai Streaming? It’s this called turning away?”
“But no matter what, I think there’s a crack in their relationship and it won’t be the same as before anymore!”
“Right, money isn’t everything! Let’s put ourselves in his position. What would you think if this was your company and they didn’t say a word while you were being wronged?”
“Hahaha, I’ve some insider information! Everyone’s guess is right! Teacher Chu’s TV series for Shanhai Streaming was already agreed before so Teacher Chu didn’t want to go back from the agreement and that is why it was given to Shanhai Streaming… there’s definitely no working together next time! It includes ‘The Tale of Hachiko’!”
“Ha? Tell us, why so?”
The words of this insider had been reposted hundreds of thousands of times in one night with many people urging the person to say more but that person disappeared.
Zheng Rongrong obviously also saw this post.
She didn’t believe a crack appeared between her working relationship with Teacher Chu.
But she obviously underestimated the consequence of her sitting aside in the previous situation.
She miscalculated a bit.
Neither Chu Liuxiang nor Lu Xiaofeng were businessmen since businessmen paid attention to their interests and not their faces.
They were people of culture.
Cultured people put a lot of importance on face and sometimes money wasn’t necessary when face was involved.
Feelings were probably more important for literati such as Chu Liuxiang and Lu Xiaofeng.
She immediately called Cui Zhong and showed him that message.
Cui Zhong actually already saw it but he pretended to be surprised, “What? They starting to spread rumors again? Is this the promotional strategy of Pomelo?”
“What do you think?” Zheng Rongrong glanced at him, “Are they just randomly blabbering around?”
“I think they are exaggerating.” Cui Zhong said with a numbed scalp, “Think about it, would Teacher Chu keep giving up the TV series script if he was dissatisfied with us?”
“I think what they said made a lot of sense. If it wasn’t for us building the prison before, this TV series would have been snatched away.” Zheng Rongrong softly said, “How do you think we should strike back now?”
“Let’s not worry about them.” Cui Zhong seriously said, “Those rumors would naturally slowly disperse when the variety shows and TV series come out and it’s well done.”
“What about our relationship with Chen Huan and Chu Liuxiang?” Zheng Rongrong asked, “Can you guarantee it in the future?”
Cui Zhong couldn’t answer that with certainty.
He thought about it for a bit before he said, “Having competition is definitely happening and even if they have other plans, Shanhai Streaming will definitely be considered… as long as we learned our lessons and try to repair the relationship, we will still have at least priority.”
Zheng Rongrong couldn’t help but feel irritated by hearing this.
Because of ‘Love Letter’, Chu Liuxiang gave ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ to Shanhai Streaming no matter how sought after it was.
From then on, Zheng Rongrong really thought money was invincible.
How could Chu Liuxiang put their trust in Shanhai Streaming if the 300 million in advertisement expense wasn’t used?
And who could compare to Shanhai Streaming in smashing money?
Zheng Rongrong became more and more arrogant with the success of ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’.
Maybe it was the sense of accomplishment that came with the power of money that made her haughty.
So that was why Zheng Rongrong told the company to not take their stance in the incident of ‘The Stingy Chu Liuxiang’.
Chu Liuxiang didn’t say anything after that but it could be clearly seen now that it wasn’t only Chu Liuxiang who was unhappy about that as even Lu Xiaofeng, who wasn’t involved in the matter, had changed his opinion on them.
Once a person’s feeling was hurt, it would be harder to make up for it!
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