China’s Online Video Market in the Middle of Transition to Paid Subscribers, Self-Produced Content

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China's online video sites are moving from an ad-based model to greater revenue from subscribers. Read More

The Dilemma Of Chinese Online Videos Sites

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Live streaming has created a new battleground for China’s top online video sites. Most Chinese video sites still rely on advertising rather than subscriptions for revenue. All of China’s top video providers attract users with a mix of content, including original programming. In recent comments, Martin Lau, the president of Tencent, China’s largest internet company Read More

Live-Streaming Apps Boom in China, Fuel Celebrity, Create New Stars

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A new report values China's Internet celebrity economy at more than the film industry’s 2015 gross box office total. Read More

China State Broadcaster Takes Over Oscars Live Stream

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Netizens speculate about sensitive nature of documentary nominee about Ukraine protests, Winter on Fire Read More

China Tightens Censorship of Online Dramas

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Web dramas will now be subject to the same pre-approval and censorship process as television programs. Read More

Big in China: Western Celebrity Spreads via Social Media Campaigners FansTang

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The chasm between China’s social media ecosystem—now 650 million online and counting—and the Twitterverse enveloping the rest of the world is not simply cultural. Read More

20th Century Fox Signs Streaming Deal With Baidu’s iQIYI

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Chinese video streaming service iQIYI has signed a multiyear film output agreement with 20th Century Fox to give its 10 million paid subscribers on-demand access to the Hollywood studio’s theatrical releases. The agreement will see Fox films such as The Martian, The Revenant,  The Peanuts Movie and other recent major theatrical releases streamed in China Read More

On Screen China: New Releases Hope to Capture Some of the Force at the Box-Office

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Thanks to an unenthusiastic reception from mainland audiences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, several new releases — both imported and local — have the opportunity this weekend to sweep into theaters and grab a larger share of the market than previously anticipated. The Last Witch Hunter (最后的巫师猎人) – Friday, January 15 Distributor: China Film Read More