Headlines from China: Alibaba’s Streaming Platform Youku to Further Invest in Internet Movies

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After several years of rapid growth, web movies are seeing a new turning point in 2019. On June 12,  Shanghai International Film Festival Internet Summit officially hosted a forum on the new content strategies, models and marketing of web movies. Read More

Future Still Looks Bright for Film & TV Co-productions Between China and Europe

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The trade tension between the U.S. and China has made Hollywood quite nervous lately. This doesn't seem to have affected the ties between the Chinese film industry and Europe.  Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Media Regulator to Ban Film & TV Remakes? 

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This week, a screen shot of a list of new censorship rules is circulated on the internet. The new rules include detailed guidelines regarding TV & film content as well as a ban on remakes. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Gets Theatrical Extension in China

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The success of Pokémon Detective Pikachu in China is a rare case as most films that are adapted from games flopped in the past. Read More

Headlines from China: Hainan Festival Financing Forum Sets The Highest Cash Awards 

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Named "H! Action," the film financing section started accepting submissions from all around the world on June 1. In addition to gaining access to potential investors and collaborators, participating filmmakers will also have the chance to win cash awards. Read More

Video Site Mango Gets Cash Injection to Take on Private Peers

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China’s largest state-backed online video subscription service plans to use the 2 billion yuan ($289 million) from its latest fundraising round to create more original programming, as the Netflix-like platform ratchets up its efforts to take on its privately owned peers. Read More

Headlines from China: Is Interactive Movie the Future of Cinema?

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On May 31, China's first interactive movie was released on streaming platform Tencent Video. The film attracted attention right away and gained almost 3 million views after only 2 days in release. Read More

Short Video Apps Key for Engaging China’s Lower-tier City Youth

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More than a quarter of short video app users in China are under 24 years old, and lower-tier cities are becoming increasingly important sources for growth Read More

YY Spends Big to Grow Overseas User Base in Q1

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Livestreaming social media company YY recorded substantial increases in net revenues and active users but almost doubled operating expenses in the first quarter. Read More

Headlines from China: Will 5G Technology Change the Landscape of Online Streaming?

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At a recent industry conference in Chengdu, top executives from China's video streaming sector talked about the possible changes 5G would bring to their businesses. Read More