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Netflix agrees deal with iQiyi to launch content in ChinaApril 27, 2017Netflix is licensing its original content to Baidu-owned streaming service iQiyi in China. The deal was first disclosed by Netflix at the Apos conference in Bali and was confirmed by iQiyi on 25 April. No further details, including a launch date, were disclosed.
Chinese online video market: on the verge of greatnessJuly 04, 2016China is witnessing a surge in the number of online video services as Chinese audiences gradually switch from TV to online for content consumption. Benefitting from the rapid adoption of smartphones and growing broadband penetration, the large base of online users makes internet an increasingly attractive medium for advertisers.Subscribers Only
China’s enforcement of its latest content regulations shakes foreign media companiesApril 27, 2016China has started implementing its latest content regulations, and big foreign companies are feeling the impact. DisneyLife, the on demand streaming service by Walt Disney and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has gone offline not long after the suspension of Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks stores in China. Both services had their services operated for less than a year in China, and become unavailable since April 2016.Subscribers Only
Video Intelligence forecasts extended to 2020April 11, 2016IHS has extended the DVD and Blu-ray Disc retail and rental forecasts published in the Video Intelligence service for all territories and regions through to 2020.Subscribers Only
Sky invests USD 45million in iflix – Netflix’s rival in Southeast AsiaMarch 15, 2016Sky, one of the Europe’s largest media companies, is investing USD45m in Southeast Asian SVoD service iflix. Sky operates across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy via its DTH pay TV services and OTT platforms; NOW TV, Sky Online and Sky Go. Sky’s investment consists of the purchase of USD 2.5 million shares from existing investors which include Indonesian media company Emtek, as well as investment groups Catcha Group and Evolution Media Capital.
Chinese online video platforms continue securing exclusive contentFebruary 03, 2016Baidu’s subsidiary, iQiyi has signed an exclusive multi-year film output agreement with 20th Century Fox at the end of January 2016. Tencent also announced its deal with ESPN, where original and localised ESPN content will be available in Chinese language exclusively via Tencent’s QQ sports website.
Disney partners with Alibaba to launch DisneyLife in ChinaDecember 17, 2015The Walt Disney Company and the Alibaba Group have announced a multi-year licence agreement to launch DisneyLife, a new on-demand streaming service, in China. China will the second market for DisneyLife, after its exclusive launch in the UK in late November.Subscribers Only
Asian online video market intensifies as services revealed upcoming plans at the 2015 ATFDecember 05, 2015Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) 2015 in Singapore was attended by international content sellers for traditional TV and digital distribution and Asian buyers. The conference’s focus was on content acquisition - industry players gathered to discuss acquisition of content across all genres and platforms, as well funding and co-production opportunities.
Alibaba’s Tmall Box Office is now available in ChinaSeptember 15, 2015Tmall Box Office (TBO), an online video service by Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba, has become available in a trial mode via Alibaba’s smart TVs and set-top-boxes after most recent software update. TBO is offering access to local and foreign content; it claims to have more than a thousand movies with hundreds of them being exclusive.Subscribers Only
Alibaba joins the Chinese online video battle by offering a new SVoD service in summer 2015June 23, 2015Chinese internet giant, Alibaba will launch an online video service, Tmall Box Office (TBO), in late summer 2015. The company hopes to develop the Chinese equivalent of HBO and Netflix with 90 per cent of content paid for, either by a subscription or on a PPV basis.Subscribers Only
Quickflix repositions toward the burgeoning Chinese marketJune 03, 2015Australian online video subscription company, Quickflix has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire a China-based content production company subject to satisfactory completion of further due diligence. Launched in 2003 as a DVD-by-post service, Quickflix launched a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) streaming service in Australia during October 2011 followed by the expansion of its streaming service to New Zealand in May 2012. As such, the foray into China marks a new direction for the company.Subscribers Only
Movies: Cross-platform Market MonitorJanuary 16, 2013 Subscribers Only
Movies: Cross-platform Market MonitorFebruary 29, 2012 Subscribers Only
NEW DATA Movie-only, TV-only data and forecasts now available through Home Entertainment KPI serviceFebruary 10, 2012The Home Entertainment Key Performance Indicators (KPI) service has been updated and expanded to offer increased granularity in the area of content genres and new data unique to the service. Three new levels of granularity have been added to the extensive