Headlines from China: ‘Show Dogs’ Scores China Release During July Blackout

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After Dwayne Johnson's "Skycraper" landed China release during July blackout, another American film "Show Dogs" announced today that it had also been scheduled to release in China on the same day. Read More

Live Streaming Platform Inke Plans to Raise HK$1.2 Billion in IPO

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China’s mobile live streaming platform Inke plans to go public in Hong Kong with an offer price per share between HK$3.85 to HK$5. Read More

Chinese Livestreamer Inke Passes Listing Hearing

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Livestreaming platform Inke Ltd., which filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering in March, has passed its listing hearing and will start selling shares to international investors on Wednesday. Read More

Douyin Rival Acquires Anime And Video Sharing Platform Acfun

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Douyin rival, short video sharing and live streaming platform Kuaishou (快手), has 100% acquired Acfun (A站), a platform for ACG (anime, comics, and gaming) fans. 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

Headlines from China: Will Alibaba Reacquire Stake in Momo?

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More than one year ago, Alibaba sold down stakes in Momo four times and lost its position as the second largest shareholder. Momo's live streaming business then unexpectedly took off last year and brought the company significant amount of revenue. Read More

Can Live Streaming Make Money? Takeaways from Huya’s May IPO

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A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report shows that the economic benefits of game live streaming should not be underestimated. Read More

Chinese Game Live Streaming IPO Shows Speed of Development in the Industry

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Game streaming in China, along with other sectors of live streaming, is a fast-growing industry. Research report shows that China is currently the world’s largest gaming market. In 2017, the country had 646 million gamers and its numbers are estimated to grow to 917 million in 2022. Read More

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More

Confessions of a China Live Streamer

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Having garnered a huge audience streaming on Momo, Yizhibo, Meipai, and Huajiao, Lauren Hallanan has the first-hand insights into China's live streaming sector. Read More