PUBG Corp Sues NetEase for Infringing Chicken and Pan Copyrights

 /  Legal  / 
South Korea’s PUBG Corp, the developer of hit game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is suing NetEase in the US for copyright infringement, unfair competition and trade dress infringement over the Chinese company’s Knives Out and Rules of Survival. Read More

China’s Movie Makers Are Leveraging iQiyi’s Data to Make the Next Blockbuster

 /  Interview  / 
Access to audience data is transforming the film industry in China. As leading online video platform iQiyi announced its $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO filing, we spoke to screenwriters and producers who work with iQiyi to understand the changes to the industry. Read More

Are the Good Times Over? Video Site AcFun Goes Offline (Again)

 /  Animations  / 
First and formerly foremost ACG (anime, comic, games) video site, AcFun, has gone offline again following rumors that it was struggling to pay the bills. Read More

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground to Get China Release via Deal with Tencent

 /  News  / 
The world’s current most popular game, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG), is to be approved for release in China after “strategic cooperation” between Tencent and the game’s Korean developer PUBG Corporation Read More

With “3 x 10 billion” Open Platform, Tencent is Transforming into a Big Content Company

 /  News  / 
Tencent announced its ambition to transition from being a tech company to a “new tech + big content” company at the seventh annual Tencent Global Partners Conference held in Chengdu this week. Read More

LeEco’s Leshi Becomes ‘New Leshi’ to Distance Itself From Founder

 /  News  / 
The proposed change is believed to be a sign of a complete severing of ties from founder Jia Yueting. Read More

Chinese Police Crack Biggest Case of Online Piracy

 /  News  / 
Chinese authorities have cracked the largest case in China of online film and TV series piracy, in which perpetrators made over 8 million yuan in revenues from illegally displaying advertising to users, running off servers across China. Read More

China’s Meitu Teams Up with Facebook to Bring You the ‘Selfie from the Future’

 /  News  / 
By joining Facebook’s AR Studio as an early beta partner, Meitu will bring three AR camera effects to the Facebook camera soon. Read More

Why PC gamers are the worst at VR—and what that means for China’s VR gaming

 /  News  / 
People who have played a lot of PC and console games are the worst at VR gaming and slower to improve than those who are new to both, a Chinese VR gaming company has found, forcing it to alter its plans. The firm has also found that the way people take to VR reveals so Read More

China’s Mobile Video Sector Will Soon Pass 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

 /  News  / 
Adding together online video content, live streaming, and short videos, the category grew 35.6% year on year in March to almost 920 million MAU. There was an increase of over 12 million users just from February to March, more than the entire population of Belgium. Read More

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