Google’s First Major Investment in Game Streaming Goes to China

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Google has put RMB 500 million into the Chinese game streaming platform Chushou TV. This marks the first major investment Google has made in live broadcasting for video games since it lost the acquisition opportunity of the immensely popular Twitch to Amazon three years ago. Read More

Headlines from China: New Year Films Ready for Fierce Competition

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The releases of “Youth” and “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” signal the premiering of more holiday movies to come during the 2018 New Year season. 21 holiday movies are to be released during a 19-day period, including “Namiya,” “Operation Red Sea,” and “The Liquidator.” Read More

Netflix Greenlights Asian-American Series ‘A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities’

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Netflix announced that it would be collaborating with Taiwanese director to bring viewers a new Asian-American series, 'A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities.' Read More

3 Tips for Brands Marketing on Video-Streaming Platforms in China

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Given that video-streaming has proven it has staying power, here are some best practices for brands marketing on video platforms in China. Read More

Alibaba Announces Live Entertainment Business Group

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Alibaba announced the founding of its live entertainment business group to step up in ticketing, content creation, and live experience. Read More

Bilibili Stars Bypass China’s Fame Machine

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Bilibili, China's leading video-sharing platform, gives rise to fan-made celebrities and a growing offline ACG fandom community. Read More

How LeEco Fell From Glory

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Once a market darling, China’s tech giant LeEco has now become a headache for investors and creditors as years of reckless expansion led the company into a debt impasse. Read More

Red Apollo Launches Distribution Company Saga Films To Handle Movie Rights In China

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China movie distributor and aggregator Red Apollo has locked in its first international partnership by launching an independent sales, distribution and acquisition agent for the China and Pan-Asia markets. Read More

Chinese Police Crack Biggest Case of Online Piracy

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Chinese authorities have cracked the largest case in China of online film and TV series piracy, in which perpetrators made over 8 million yuan in revenues from illegally displaying advertising to users, running off servers across China. Read More

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