Headlines from China: Is Live-streaming of Esports in Movie Theaters A Good Business?

Is Live-streaming of Esports in Movie Theaters A Good Business?

Recently, the final of the “Honor of Kings “2019 World Championship took place in a stadium in Shenzhen, China. Meanwhile, several movie theaters in major Chinese cities, including Beijing Guangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan, live-streamed the game. Live-streaming of esports in movie theaters becomes increasingly popular in China, according to people familiar with the matter. In countries like Europe, North America and Japan, movie theaters have been widely used to live broadcast concerts, sports games and plays. In the U.K., live-broadcasting of opera and ballet has become a big source of income of cinemas. In China, the live-broadcasting of esports shows great potential, as people in second-fifth tired cities have the needs to see esports games live, yet esports matches mostly take place at physical venues in first tired cities. Read more on Mtime

‘A Rainy Day in New York’ May Gets China Release

Directed by Woody Ellen, the American film A Rainy Day in New York recently released a Chinese trailer. The film has scored an October 3 release in Hong Kong and may get a theatrical release in mainland China, according to Mtime. Besides Hong Kong, the 2017-completed film has also set to release in France (September 18), Italy (October 3), and Spain (October 4).  A Rainy Day in New York stars Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez. Read more on Mtime