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

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

LeEco Seeks to Sell Property Assets as Cash Crunch Continues

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LeEco is seeking to sell a prime piece of real estate in Beijing's Sanlitun entertainment district, the Shimao Gongsan, that it bought in 2016 for US$420 million, according to Reuters. Read More

Apple in Beijing’s Sights Over Live Streaming

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Live-streaming apps have come under greater scrutiny from regulators, in part due to the spread of sexually suggestive or explicit performances carried by them, but also for the potential of some to showcase instances of civil unrest. Read More

China’s Live Streaming Sector Booms, but Looming Challenges

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More than 200 live streaming platforms and apps are actively involved in the live streaming sector, which CreditSuisse estimated to have topped RMB 25 billion in 2016, attracting 325 million users. Read More

The Tax Man Cometh for China’s Wealthy Net Celebs

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The tax bureau of Beijing’s Chaoyang District has urged one unidentified live-streaming platform to pay back taxes of RMB 60 million (US$8.7 million), Beijing Youth Daily reported Monday. 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