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Subtitled episodes of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will hit China within two days of their original broadcast here.
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"'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' is one of the most well-known talk shows in the U.S., and we believe it could also have strong appeal and relevance with the Chinese audience.," said Sohu Chairman and Chief Executive Charles Zhang.
Although many daytime talk shows are known for thier salacious material that might not play well with Chinese officials, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is a fairly soft celebrity chat show that shouldn't raise eyebrows with censors.
"Ellen has clearly differentiated herself and her talk show from so many of the controversial conflict-oriented talk shows as it has become an increasingly positive alternative in daytime featuring the biggest stars from worlds of film, television and music," said Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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