Douyin Reaches 500 Million Monthly Active Users Worldwide

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No matter if you like it or not, more and more global netizens are keen to watch 15-second videos of people dancing, singing, or just doing other goofy stuff on China’s popular short video platform Douyin, aka Tik Tok. Read More

Douyin to Outsource KOL Management to Multi-Channel Networks

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Douyin will establish an official program for multi-channel networks (MCNs) to manage key opinion leaders (KOLs) on its platform, according to a report. Read More

Headlines from China: Another Co-produced Cash Grab Failed at the Box Office in China

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"Escape Plan 2: Hades," which is co-financed by China's Leomus Pictures and stars Sylvester Stallone and Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, opened in Chinese theaters on June 29. Upon scrutiny, this blockbuster-like action movie seems more like a cash grab. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney is Our Role Model Says Wanda Film President

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At a recent event, Wanda Film President Zeng Maojun introduced the company's business activities across the world. Zeng stressed the importance of integrating film IPs into the companies' other products and services, saying that Disney is Wanda's role model in terms of IP development and monetization. Read More

Jinri Toutiao is Going into Games Distribution

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Jinri Toutiao, an information platform app of ByteDance, announced on June 14 that it has launched a new service “Jinri Games (今日游戏)”. The service is currently only available for Android users. Read More

Sexy Dancing, Smoking and Secret Events: How Do You Monitor Live Streaming?

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Updates to the monitoring system of Chinese tech firm Tuputech now allow for real-time scrutiny of video such as live streaming. Partners in the industry speaking at the launch event for Tuputech 2.0 talked about how it could help them be even stricter than current government regulations call for. Read More

Popular ‘Rage Comics’ Brand Gagged for Making Fun of Martyrs

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Baozou Manhua in trouble over jokes about civil war heroes — just a week after its spinoff film closed a huge Netflix deal. Read More

Douyin is the Most Downloaded App in the Apple App Store

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Douyin has become the world most downloaded non-game app in the iOS App Store, according to market research company SensorTower. The short video app has been downloaded 45.8 million times from the App Store during the first three months of 2018 exceeding Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Read More

Headlines from China: Media Giant Toutiao to Tap into Variety Shows and TV Dramas

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Many industry observers speculate that Chinese media giant Jinri Toutiao have been planning to produce its own entertainment content. the company's recent job postings confirm such speculation. Read More