Tightening of Live Streaming Leaves Future of Many Chinese platforms Unclear

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Chinese officials have ordered three media outlets to shut down their live streaming for being out of line with national audiovisual regulations and “promoting negative comments” (in Chinese). Read More

Sina Weibo Hit with Video Streaming Ban from China Regulators

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Chinese regulators have shut down webcasting services including live streaming, on three popular platforms in China for violating government standards by broadcasting negative commentary on political and social news. Read More

China’s Censors Tighten Oversight Of Online Video Sector

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Chinese regulators are tightening their oversight of online video, requiring video streaming content to pass through the same censorship process as traditional media. Read More

China Officials Aim to Stem the Tide of ‘Immoral’ Live Streaming

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In a recent nationwide inspection of 50 major live-streaming platforms, 48 were penalized and 10 were shut down completely, affecting more than 30,000 hosts and performers, according to an announcement today from the Ministry of Culture (MOC), the bureau tasked with policing streamed content. Read More

VP of TV Unit Takes over as CEO of Leshi, YT Jia to Remain Chairman

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Jia Yueting, the legendary Chinese corporate leader, will step down as CEO of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing. Read More

Four Culture and Globalization Lessons from LeEco’s Successes and Failures

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In some of those areas, LeEco has made incomplete progress. In others, we failed entirely. What follows is my understanding of why we were not able to achieve our goals in this area as well as key takeaways that other Chinese companies can use in their globalization process. Read More

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

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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

Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

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China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. Read More

China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

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Netflix for years was trying to set itself up in China, so as to be available to viewers in China, just as it is available in “over 190 countries.” Read More

iQiyi Confirms Netflix Deal, ‘Hopes’ for Top Shows

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iQIYI confirmed that the two companies had formally agreed to content licensing cooperation covering dramas, animation, documentaries, reality TV shows and other types of content, in a statement. Read More