Headlines from China: More Money to be Burned by Chinese Video Platforms in 2018?

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As the online streaming sector has been seeing continual growth in advertising revenue and number of paid users, the leading platforms backed by giant tech companies, such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, seem to be willing to burn more money in 2018 to conquer the market. Read More

As Baidu Retreats, Alibaba and Tencent Battle for Online Ticketing Dominance

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Following online travel services and food delivery, online movie ticket booking has become the latest corner of the O2O (online to offline) market to see consolidation after years of cutthroat price wars. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Mad World’ and ‘Small Talk’ Submitted to Compete for the Oscars; Maoyan and Weying Officially Merge

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Chinese language films 'Mad World' and 'Small Talk' are submitted by Hong Kong and Taiwan to compete for this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Read More

Headlines from China: Enlight Media Increases Eleven Percent Stake in Maoyan Culture

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According to an announcement made by Enlight Media on September 5 (Beijing Time), the company will acquire 11.11 percent stake in Tianjin Maoyan Culture Media, the operator of China's top online ticketing platform Maoyan.com. Read More

Headlines from China: Is IP Losing Its Magic in China?

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While China's film industry is obsessed with IP, this year's most successful films such as 'Wolf Warriors 2', 'Paths of the Soul' and 'Twenty Two' are not based on popular IPs. Read More

China Ticket Firms Maoyan and Weying to Merge?

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Two of China’s largest online movie ticket companies are in talks to merge operations according to respected Chinese business magazine Caijing. Read More

China Movie Ticketing Service Maoyan Plans IPO: CEO

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Maoyan, China’s market-leading mobile ticketing service, is planning to go public, according to Wang Changtian, the founder, and chairman of Enlight Media, which controls the popular app. Read More

China’s Online Cinema Ticketing Industry

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In 2013, only 3 out of every 10 tickets were bought online. In the first quarter of 2017, a staggering 8 out of 10 tickets sold in China came from online platforms. Read More

Commentator Tells Online Critics to Go Easy on Homegrown Cinema

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An article published on the mobile platform of People’s Daily on Wednesday attracted ridicule for claiming that “irresponsible” low online ratings and negative comments were damaging trust in the domestic film industry. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Your Name’ Sets Record, Wins Weekend over ‘Beasts’

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"Your Name" (你的名字) arrived on the Chinese mainland last weekend with an impressive, record-breaking debut of RMB 287 million (US$41.6 million). Read More