Headlines from China: Netflix to Produce First Chinese Language Original Series

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Netflix announced its first Chinese language original series: an eight-episode jailbreak thriller called Bardo that will be directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Sam Quah. Read More

How ‘Bojack Horseman’ Became a Voice for a Generation of Disenfranchised Chinese

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Previously referred to as diǎosī (屌丝), the outlook of China's "losers" is characterized by "funeral (丧 sāng) culture" that sums up their bleak perspective on life. And when it comes to funeral culture, one television show stands above them all: "Bojack Horseman." Read More

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

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An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China: Chinese search giant Baidu’s transition to creator and buyer of content has changed its priorities, sums up the change that is happening with China IP protection and enforcement. Read More

Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

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China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. 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

iQiyi Confirms Netflix Deal, ‘Hopes’ for Top Shows

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iQIYI confirmed that the two companies had formally agreed to content licensing cooperation covering dramas, animation, documentaries, reality TV shows and other types of content, in a statement. Read More

Chinese Films to Watch on Netflix Tonight

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For the Chinese film fan -- or for the film industry professional trying to bone up on the best of the recent oeuvre -- Netflix is a good resource, but it's not a great one. 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

First Netflix, Now Amazon Prime Video Expand Globally — Without China

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Amazon Prime Video expanded its global presence on Wednesday, provided that by "globally," one doesn't expect that to include China. Read More

Netflix Loses Its Chill, Scraps Plans to Launch Streaming Service in China

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Netflix’s goal to become the world’s most ubiquitous streaming service in the world hit a snag on Monday with the company officially putting its plans for China on ice. Read More