Chinese media co funds its first YouTube channel
Bejing-based CICC has commissioned U.K. prodco True North to create videos for its first general interest YouTube channel.
Chinese web TV giant Youku Tudou adds 2 execs
The parent company of streaming services Youku.com and Tudou.com names Teddy Gu as chief product officer and Jerry Li as SVP.
Netflix takes on theater window with first day-and-date feature
The follow-up to Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will have its global premiere on Netflix and on select Imax screens next summer.
Lionsgate joins forces with Alibaba to stream in China
The studio is launching a SVOD service in mainland China offering catalogue titles such as Hunger Games and Mad Men.
Daily TV consumption still dwarfs web viewing: study
WPP-owned consumer insights firm TNS releases global study about the consumption of online video, and which markets are seeing exceptionally rapid growth.
Youku Tudou producing drama based on box-office hit
The Chinese web-TV giant says it’s releasing more than 20 original productions in the second half of this year, including a show based on Tiny Times.
New Chinese kids SVOD platform strikes major content deals
Sesame Workshop, HIT Entertainment and Nelvana Enterprises will see their shows stream on the new YOU Kids On Demand subscription service that’s set to launch in China later this year.
Youku Tudou turns quarterly profit of $7.3M, talks content strategy
The Chinese online-video company has a multi-pronged content strategy that includes attracting big sponsors like Mercedes-Benz to original programming as well as co-producing with traditional TV networks.
BBC, Sohu.com partner for VOD deal
BBC Worldwide is partnering with Chinese entertainment brand Sohu.com to bring factual and drama programs from the U.K. pubcaster’s commercial arm to VoD across China.
China’s opens gates to streaming U.S. content online
Current-season episodes of Saturday Night Live, America’s premiere not-ready-for-primetime comedy show, are now available online in China.
Ten SNL episodes have been playing online at Sohu Video’s website since late December, …