Tightening of Live Streaming Leaves Future of Many Chinese platforms Unclear

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Chinese officials have ordered three media outlets to shut down their live streaming for being out of line with national audiovisual regulations and “promoting negative comments” (in Chinese). Read More

China’s Censors Tighten Oversight Of Online Video Sector

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Chinese regulators are tightening their oversight of online video, requiring video streaming content to pass through the same censorship process as traditional media. Read More

China Officials Aim to Stem the Tide of ‘Immoral’ Live Streaming

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In a recent nationwide inspection of 50 major live-streaming platforms, 48 were penalized and 10 were shut down completely, affecting more than 30,000 hosts and performers, according to an announcement today from the Ministry of Culture (MOC), the bureau tasked with policing streamed content. Read More

China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

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Netflix for years was trying to set itself up in China, so as to be available to viewers in China, just as it is available in “over 190 countries.” Read More

China’s Live Streaming Sector Booms, but Looming Challenges

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More than 200 live streaming platforms and apps are actively involved in the live streaming sector, which CreditSuisse estimated to have topped RMB 25 billion in 2016, attracting 325 million users. Read More

The Tax Man Cometh for China’s Wealthy Net Celebs

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The tax bureau of Beijing’s Chaoyang District has urged one unidentified live-streaming platform to pay back taxes of RMB 60 million (US$8.7 million), Beijing Youth Daily reported Monday. Read More

Live Streaming is China’s Killer Social Network

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Live streaming hype was so intense in 2016 that the government quickly stepped in to ensure that platforms are compliant with relevant regulations. Read More

China Live Streaming: Five Home Truths for Luxury Brands

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In a world where brevity is the norm when it comes to getting the message across, live streaming is one of the few formats where long content is still very welcome. Read More

The Complicated Relationship between Tech Markets and Streaming Regulations in China

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China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) now requires social media providers to obtain a special license in order to broadcast video or audio. Read More

Foreigners Barred from Live-Streaming on Chinese Apps

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Multiple foreign users have received suspension notices from major live-streaming apps, including Blued, China’s most popular gay social networking app, and Yizhibo, which is backed by microblog platform Weibo. Read More