TCB In RMB: Le Eco Woes, Gu Crows, CAA & IMAX Grow

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Premiere Age’s market capitalization stood at RMB 602 million ($87 million) at Thursday's close, meaning the company is poised to reap a 3168.99% premium from its sale to Great Wall Movie And Television. Fifth Generation director/cinematographer Gu Changwei and his actress-wife, Jiang Wenli stand to cash out some RMB 800 million ($116 million) through the deal. Read More

TCB In RMB: Pirates, Racers, Zombies, Oz

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TCB In RMB is a weekly summary of important developments in the Chinese entertainment business. Read More

Alibaba Integrates Cultural, Entertainment Resources in Strategic Partnership with Alibaba Pictures

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Alibaba Group, aggressive in seeking new growth engines amid the country’s economic slowdown, has been ramping up efforts to make inroads into the country’s entertainment industry in recent years. Read More

iQiyi Nabs Rights to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’

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Video streaming service iQiyi announced Tuesday it had secured exclusive streaming rights to Academy Award-winning films Moonlight and La La Land as well as the best foreign language film, The Salesman. Read More

China Live Streaming: Five Home Truths for Luxury Brands

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In a world where brevity is the norm when it comes to getting the message across, live streaming is one of the few formats where long content is still very welcome. Read More

China’s Top Social Apps All Owe Thanks to Live Streaming

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Streaming apps were in and social forums were out for 2016.   2016 was the year of live streaming and played a crucial role in driving growth. All of the top six social apps, except WeChat, have added live streaming services, according to the report jointly published by Cheetah Global Lab, Cheetah’s big data platform libra Read More

How Youku Allocates Its Hefty Content Budget and Commercialization Plans

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There are plenty of ardent supporters of the philosophy that "content is king" in China’s video streaming industry, and the country’s top video site, Youku Tudou, is one of them. Read More

The Dilemma Of Chinese Online Videos Sites

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Live streaming has created a new battleground for China’s top online video sites. Most Chinese video sites still rely on advertising rather than subscriptions for revenue. All of China’s top video providers attract users with a mix of content, including original programming. In recent comments, Martin Lau, the president of Tencent, China’s largest internet company Read More

Alibaba Pictures Invests in Hangzhou Cinema Company

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Alibaba Pictures is investing RMB 100 million (US$15.2 million) for an 80 percent stake in a cinema operator in its hometown of Hangzhou, as it takes on rival Dalian Wanda. Read More

Will Netflix Ever Go to China?

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Netflix has not entered the Chinese market, and unless it changes its business strategy or China changes its approach to regulating content and Internet streaming, it probably will not be doing so soon. Read More