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

One of China’s Biggest Live Streaming Platforms Files for HK IPO

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Popular live streaming platform Inke (映客) has submitted its first edition of an IPO prospectus to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company didn’t indicate how much funds it plans to raise. Read More

Short Video Platforms Douyin, Kuaishou Accused of Showing Counterfeit Products

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Chinese short video platform such as Douyin and Kuaishou are being criticized for featuring video hosts who make and distribute counterfeit products on their videos. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘The Three Body Problem’ is Better Off with Amazon? 

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After the Financial Times reported that Amazon might develop and produce three seasons of episodes based on Chinese sci-fi novel The Three Body Problem, Chinese netizens and sci-fi fans have been expressing their joy over such possibility. Read More

Streaming Platform Douyu to Get RMB 4 Billion from Tencent

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Tencent has been backing the platform since March 2016 when it led a $100 million B financing round along with Sequoia and Nanshan Capital. It also participated in Douyu’s RMB 1.5 billion worth C financing round in August the same year. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

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“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More

Chinese Streaming Site AcFun Shuts Down for Reasons Unknown

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AcFun, a Chinese live streaming and video sharing service dedicated to “Anime, Comics, and Fun,” has reportedly been offline for several days with users unable to log in. Read More

Headlines from China: Stephen Chow to Make ‘The Mermaid 2’ and TV Drama ‘The Mermaid’

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Recently, "Call For Actors" for 'The Mermaid 2" appeared on the internet, which indicates that Stephen Chow has started preparing for the shooting of 'The Mermaid 2.' Read More