Headlines from China: iQiyi Partners With JD.com to Increase Paid Users

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Leading video platform iQiyi and e-commerce site JD.com officially formed a strategic partnership, which will allow one platform's paying subscribers to enjoy the other platform's membership benefits. Read More

Nasdaq-Listed iQiyi Reports 57% Increase in Revenue

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Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi (爱奇艺) has reported a 57% year-on-year increase in revenue in its first financial report since its IPO. Read More

Headlines from China: Emerging Trends of the Chinese Film Market

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Emerging trends of the Chinese film market were manifested during The 8th Beijing International Film Festival. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Meridian Entertainment Forms Strategic Partnership with The Blacklist

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Beijing-based Meridian Entertainment announced today that the company had formed a strategic partnership with The Blacklist, a leading online script marketplace. Read More

Headlines from China: China Now Has about 10,000 Movie Theaters

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According to data released by China’s film bureau, the number of movie theaters in mainland China was 9,965 as of March, 2018. These 9,965 movie theaters offer 54,165 screens, pipping the United States, which had about 45,000 screens as of 2017. Read More

Headlines from China: Nasdaq Welcomes ‘China’s Netflix’ iQiyi Today

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Today, iQiyi (IQ) rang the Nasdaq stock market opening bell in celebration of its IPO. Founded in 2010 by Chinese internet giant Baidu, iQiyi is one of the largest video-streaming platforms in China. Read More

Headlines from China: Filmmaker Wong Jing Raged at Video Platforms at Hong Kong FilMart

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After listening to presentations by executives from iQiyi and Qi Shu Youyu, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing was full of rage and accused the platforms of streaming web films that employed Hong Kong film IPs without permission. Read More

China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

China’s Movie Makers Are Leveraging iQiyi’s Data to Make the Next Blockbuster

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Access to audience data is transforming the film industry in China. As leading online video platform iQiyi announced its $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO filing, we spoke to screenwriters and producers who work with iQiyi to understand the changes to the industry. Read More

Video Streaming Site Youku Sues Toutiao for Illegally Distributing Wolf Warriors 2

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Youku, a leading video streaming service owned by Alibaba, is suing online content aggregator Toutiao (in Chinese) and video platform Yuncheng Sunshine Media (our translation; 运城阳光传媒 in Chinese) for distributing the movie Wolf Warriors 2. Read More