Chime is a blog that seeks to answer the big question facing the global content industries today. Will the internet and other forms of digital distribution lead to a more diverse spectrum of entertainment crossing borders and reaching new audiences? Or will we all end up watching the same English-language movies and TV shows on Netflix?

Chime will answer this question and explore the new business models reshaping our industry through news, interviews, analysis, seminars and other events. Chime is based in China but will be asking this question all over the world and in the process looking at filmed content and pop culture trends from LA, Paris and Cairo to Mumbai, Beijing and Tokyo.

Chime is the creation of Liz Shackleton, founder of Chime Consulting, which helps Western companies and government organisations to work with the fast-developing Chinese and Indian film industries. She is also Asia Editor for Screen International (www.screendaily.com).

Follow Liz Shackleton on Twitter: @lizshackleton1