Headlines from China: Tencent’s WeTV Partners with BEC World to Distribute Thai Dramas

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Tencent Video's international streaming platform WeTV has formed a strategic partnership with BEC World, the operator of Thailand Television Channel 3, to exclusively stream drama series produced by Channel 3 in 2020. Read More

Short-Video App Kuaishou Takes on China’s Tech Giants for the Lunar New Year

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Over the past five years, China’s Spring Festival holiday has become a battleground among the country’s biggest internet companies, and as new technologies such as short video become increasingly popular, the fronts are shifting. Read More

How Tencent Is Gearing Up to Celebrate the Lunar New Year With Brands

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Last month, Tencent released a comprehensive marketing overview of how it will deploy its extensive media resources to help brands to increase their visibility during the crowded, and increasingly digital, holiday season. Read More

CBI Video: Gucci and Tencent’s Stylish Travel Video Collaboration

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Launched in October, the “Gucci Inspiration Map” series of four short films is the first project borne from the Gucci-Tencent partnership, and it also represents Tencent’s inaugural foray into producing branded content for a luxury label. Read More

China Streaming or China Dreaming? The Outlook for Foreign VOD

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Things have changed a bit since we last touched on streaming trends, so let’s look at the outlook for 2020. Read More

Tencent’s Profits Fall in Q3 Amid Rising Competition for Ad Budget

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Media advertising revenue fell 28% year on year to RMB 3.7 billion due to weaker performance from platforms such as Tencent Video, which was affected by the challenging economic environment and unpredictability in scheduling major content releases. Read More

New Guidelines Restrict Play Time, Spending for Young Online Gamers

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One of China’s main game regulators has laid out new guidelines for minors, including limits on play time and spending, for the first time since its formation last year through the merger of several agencies. Read More

Tencent Partners with Nintendo on Console Games for US

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The company hopes to create console games using virtual characters from known Nintendo titles. Read More

Gaming Giant Blizzard Gets Frosty Response to Hong Kong Gamer Ban

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Chinese social-media reaction to the news was rather more condemnatory of Chung’s actions than Western observers, with some users commending Blizzard for acting decisively on the issue. Read More

CBI News Wrap: Patriotic Brand Fervor, Jay Chou’s Presence

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A whopping 220 brands became involved with the patriotic film "The Captain," part of Bona Film Group's trilogy to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Read More