Douyin to Outsource KOL Management to Multi-Channel Networks

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Douyin will establish an official program for multi-channel networks (MCNs) to manage key opinion leaders (KOLs) on its platform, according to a report. Read More

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Film Hotel Raises $16 Million in Series A Financing

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China’s Film Hotel, a movie-themed hotel chain integrating on-demand theater into hotel rooms, recently raised 100 million yuan ($16 million) in its series A financing led by IDG Capital. Read More

Headlines from China: The Disappearance of Female Leads in China’s Box Office Hits

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Since Wolf Warrior 2 was crowned king of the Chinese box office last year, female characters in China's box office hits become less and less memorable. Read More

Video Streaming Site Youku Sues Toutiao for Illegally Distributing Wolf Warriors 2

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Youku, a leading video streaming service owned by Alibaba, is suing online content aggregator Toutiao (in Chinese) and video platform Yuncheng Sunshine Media (our translation; 运城阳光传媒 in Chinese) for distributing the movie Wolf Warriors 2. Read More

Mobile Games, Online Videos, and Movies are National Pastimes during Chinese New Year

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For Chinese people, Spring Festival is all about seeing family and celebrating the new year, but it’s also the optimal time for using screens. Read More

Headlines from China: Media Giant Toutiao to Tap into Variety Shows and TV Dramas

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Many industry observers speculate that Chinese media giant Jinri Toutiao have been planning to produce its own entertainment content. the company's recent job postings confirm such speculation. Read More

BuzzFeed Partners With Chinese News Aggregator Toutiao

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News aggregator Jinri Toutiao has tied the knot with American media outlet BuzzFeed, reaching an agreement to share the latter’s video content on its platform. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Media Giant Toutiao Acquires Popular Video App Musical.ly

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Toutiao, a China-based content firm, has signed a deal to officially acquire Musical.ly, a Chinese video social network app that has gained popularity worldwide. Read More

TCB in RMB: Wanda Invests in Bona to Strengthen its Domination

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Wanda Cinema Line, the world’s biggest cinema chain operator, is buying a 1.875 percent stake in private-owned Bona Film Group for RMB 300 million (US$43.51 million), the companies announced Monday. Read More