China Moves against Anime on Streaming Sites

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The Ministry of Culture has begun investigating platforms that post inappropriate anime videos on the internet. The clean-up aims to protect underage children from anime videos that are deemed too bloody and violent. This time, the crackdown seems to direct toward mainstream online video platforms like iQiyi. Read More

Youku Signs Licensing Deals with NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television

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As a result of the deals, subscribers to the Youku service will be able to watch hundreds of films from NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television’s respective libraries for no additional fee. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

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“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More

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

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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

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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

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