Chinese Video Streamer Says Internal Review Debunks Fraud Claims

 /  Legal  / 
Chinese video streaming firm iQiyi said in a statement on Monday that its internal review into the financial fraud allegations made by American short seller Wolfpack Research “did not uncover any evidence that would substantiate the allegations.” Read More

How Chinese Tech Builds Trust, Part VI: The Content Trends That Are Growing Bilibili’s Audience

 /  Streaming  / 
Some 80% of Bilibili’s users are young Chinese under the age of 25. More than 60% have a university degree and over half are based in first- and second-tier cities. The platform has been leveraging two big Chinese trends to fuel growth. For brands looking to diversify ad placements away from display ads — knowing full well that branded content is 22 times more engaging than display ads — Bilibili offers an opportunity. Read More

Short Show ‘The Long Night’ Offers Quality Over Quantity

 /  Streaming  / 
“The Long Night” — its Chinese name, “Chenmo de Zhenxiang,” translates as “The Silent Truth” — is part of a trend of productions with far fewer episodes than what is common in China’s TV industry. Read More

Video Streamer iQiyi Kicks Up Its Sports Game with FC Barcelona Tie-Up

 /  Sports  / 
iQiyi Sports, a joint venture between Baidu-backed iQiyi and Super Sports Media, is teaming up with FC Barcelona to create a dedicated channel in China for the top-tier Spanish football club in the 2020/2021 season, the company said on Tuesday. Read More

Chinese Short Video Platform Kuaishou Increases Livestreaming E-Commerce Investment with Massive Incubation Plan

 /  News  / 
TikTok rival Kuaishou is upping the ante in plans to boost its booming e-commerce business, as a growing number of people cash in on livestreaming to sell products on the Chinese short video platform. Read More

Baidu-Backed Video Streamer iQiyi Probed by U.S. Regulator After Short Seller’s Report

 /  News  / 
Baidu-backed video streaming service iQiyi disclosed that the U.S. securities regulator has requested financial records related to issues raised in an April report from short seller Wolfpack Research. Read More

JOYY’s Livestreaming Revenue Up 40% in Second Quarter of 2020

 /  News  / 
Chinese video-based social media company JOYY raked in 5.6 billion yuan ($793.7 million) in livestreaming revenue in the second quarter of 2020, up 40.1% from the same period in 2019, as the Covid-19 pandemic led to a surge in demand for online entertainment. Read More

Tencent Pushes for Merger That Would Create $10 Billion Chinese Twitch

 /  Game  / 
China’s answer to Amazon's Twitch — the wildly popular streaming site where gamers broadcast themselves — is the powerful duopoly of DouYu and Huya. Read More

Bilibili vs. Bilibili: The Culture Clash Dividing China’s YouTube

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Once a niche community for anime and gaming fans, Bilibili is reinventing itself as a mainstream video platform for Gen Z. But its veteran users aren’t happy. Read More

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