Posts Tagged ‘Internet video’

Chinese Government Demands Weibo Cease Streaming Video Services

The Chinese adage that the tall blade of grass gets cut first is definitely true this week, as China’s top …


Ban On Foreign Investment In Chinese Tech Businesses Scuttles Deal

USA dollars and moneyThe frustrations for foreign companies doing business in China are on display in a new incident that shows how government …


Chinese E-sports Provider Gains CNY100 Million Investment

ImbaTV, a gaming video contents provider in China, announced that the company has completed its second round financing of about CNY100 million. According to ImbaTV, its investors include Zijin Cultural Development Fund owned by Addor Capital, Prometheus Capital, and its first round investors Sequoia Capital and Innovation Works. So far, all investments have reportedly been […]


Tencent Announces Structural Adjustment Aimed At Animation And Film

Tencent Interactive Entertainment Group will establish a new animation business unit and a film and copyright business unit to enable the independent operations of those businesses. The new animation business unit will be responsible for development and operation of animation-related content, including planning, development and operation of animation products; creating and operation of animation content; […]


Youku Tudou Sues Over Xiaomi’s Miui Box VOD Infringement

Chinese online video company Youku Tudou Group has reportedly sued Chinese mobile phone upstart Xiaomi for video-on-demand infringement. Youku Tudou reportedly claims that Xiaomi’s Miui Box illegally provided the VOD service for ten movies and TV series which infringed on Youku Tudou’s rights because they allegedly owned those rights. Youku Tudou asked Xiaomi to immediately […]


Chinese Companies Form Video Content Group

Chinese Internet video providers Sohu video, Tencent video, and Iqiyi.com have together established an organization named Video Content Cooperation to implement deeper cooperation in resource sharing, platform development, copyright protection and broadcasting sector growth. The three parties will jointly purchase quality video copyright content in China and abroad. Meanwhile, they will share their existing movie […]


China’s Youku.com Acquires Trade Lead For CNY112.9 Million

According to a 20-F form recently submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission by the Chinese video website Youku.com, the company has completed the acquisition of a 95% stake in the overseas copyright service provider Trade Lead for CNY112.9 million. Meanwhile, Youku.com gained the holding rights to Zhejiang Dongyang Tianshi Cultural Broadcasting Company via […]


China’s Youku.com Gains Internet Publication License For Online Video

Chinese Internet video website Youku.com has received its Internet Publication License issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication of China. With this new license, Youku.com will have the right to publish audio and visual publications via the Web and mobile Internet in China. This will help the video company enhance and expand its […]


HTC, Intertrust Sign Patent License Agreement

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC will pay to gain patent licenses from Intertrust Technologies Corporation; meanwhile, the Taiwanese company will acquire a 20% stake in SyncTV, a subsidiary of Intertrust. According to HTC, the involved patent licenses are mainly related to digital copyrights management technologies. However, the company did not reveal the acquisition price for the […]


China’s Tudou.com Readies IPO After Settling Executive’s Marital Lawsuit

Chinese online video website Tudou.com has updated its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a planned initial public offering this week. The company’s IPO plans to generate around USD145 million were re-invigorated a few weeks ago after a lawsuit between Chairman and CEO Gary Wang and his ex-wife was settled in a […]