Chinese Video Streaming Platform AcFun Reveals Security Breach

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Chinese video streaming platform AcFun recently revealed that hackers had stolen data of tens of thousands of user. The company apologized for the breach and admitted that the leak was due to insufficient precautions to secure the platform. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at Leading Chinese Video Platforms’ Content Strategies

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Recently, leading Chinese video platforms, including Youku, iQiyi, and Tencent Video, released their 2018 slates of TV series and variety shows. Here are some trends and content strategies identified based on the released information. Read More

iQiyi Reveals User Numbers and Net Loss Since Inception in IPO Filing

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iQiyi (爱奇艺), the Chinese entertainment company famous for its video streaming service filed for an initial public offering in the US. In the filing, iQiyi stated that “We have had a net loss since its inception and may continue to suffer losses in the future.” Read More

Boy Band Boot Camp Bears Uncanny Resemblance to Hit K-Pop Show

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iQIYI’s new online talent show ‘Idol Producer’ has won fans despite plagiarism allegations. Read More

Baidu’s iQiyi said to have filed for $1 billion US IPO

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China’s popular video streaming service, iQiyi, has filed confidentially for US IPO according to IFR. Sources familiar with the plans said the company is looking to raise $1 billion by the end of Q1 or early Q2 of 2018. Read More

Hit Mobile Game ‘Honour of Kings’ Inspires Celebrity TV Show

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Thanks to the game’s extensive fan base and an A-list cast featuring actresses Angelababy and Lin Chi-ling, the new TV show “Kings Attack” has already gained 220 million views — though some unimpressed online commenters have called it “IQ-lowering” programming. 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