Alibaba-Owned Video-Streaming Service Youku Signs Drama Deal with BBC Studios

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Alibaba-owned online video platform Youku has clinched a drama content deal with BBC Studios, making it the largest library of British drama shows in China. Read More

ByteDance-Owned Apps See Sharp Surge in China Downloads Amid Outbreak

 /  News  / 
App Annie told Caixin that the explosion in downloads of the Jinri Toutiao and Xigua Video in January stemmed from a “stay-at-home” advisory issued by the government due to the coronavirus outbreak and the premiere of 'Lost in Russia' on the two platforms. Read More

Cinema Operators Left in Dark Amid Coronavirus Containment Efforts

 /  Money  / 
Cinema operators were already going through their own growing pains even before the broader film industry’s latest difficulties, after a building boom led to oversupply of screening venues. Read More

Beijing Enlight Media Announces One Billion Yuan Investment in Animation

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Producer of smash hit ‘Nezha’ Beijing Enlight Media said it will invest about 1 billion yuan ($145 million) over the next five years to adapt comic content into animated productions. Read More

Video App Douyin Shatters Some Stereotypes About Its Enormous User Base

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Short video app Douyin has passed 400 million daily active users, its operator announced Sunday in a visual report that includes previously undisclosed insights on the app’s domestic users and the types of videos they view and create. Read More

China’s Box Office Revenue Grew 5.4% in 2019, Bolstered by Domestic Films

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China’s film box office revenue rose 5.4% to 64.3 billion yuan ($9.2 billion) in 2019, a slower rate than its 9% growth during the previous year, state news agency Xinhua reported Thursday. Read More

Bilibili Wins Exclusive Rights to Stream League of Legends Championship

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Chinese video platform Bilibili, known for its content targeting younger audiences, is hoping to boost its performance by expanding its esports offering. Read More

Chinese Video Streaming Service iQiyi Eyes Subscribers Abroad and Mulls Price Hikes at Home

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Having gained a strong foothold in China, video streaming service iQiyi is now aiming to expand overseas. Read More

Video Firm Baofeng Loses Nearly All Employees in Wake of Flopped British Deal

 /  Money  / 
Almost all staff have left troubled online video service provider Baofeng Group Co. Ltd., which has been haunted by operational and financial challenges as it struggles to manage fallout from its involvement in a high-profile and ill-fated acquisition of British firm MP & Silva Holding SA. Read More

New Guidelines Restrict Play Time, Spending for Young Online Gamers

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One of China’s main game regulators has laid out new guidelines for minors, including limits on play time and spending, for the first time since its formation last year through the merger of several agencies. Read More

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