Posts Tagged: youku

The Youtube of China? The Netflix of China? The Hulu of China? Youku, China’s biggest web streaming video service defies simple description as it offers features that resemble all of the aforementioned services. Once a haven of piracy, now it’s a very deep library of user-generated content, licensed movies and TV shows, and its own original content. But it faces challenges from competitors as the video market consolidates and goes mobile at the same time.


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China forces video sites to hire government-approved censors

Update March 27, 2014 @ 11:30am - China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a report denying heavier scrutiny of US and UK video ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Youku reduces losses in Q3, grows to 300 million video views per day

Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) – remember, they’re now one company – have released their Q3 earnings repo...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 11:40 am
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LeTV now China’s 2nd most popular video portal, posts big profits and revenue gains

Chinese video site LeTV posted a 56 percent year-on-year increase in net profits and a 122 percent rise in revenue in its Q3 report (PDF...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Wandoujia launches video search function in China

Wandoujia, one of China’s leading Android app stores, today announced the launch of its new video search service. The addition to the ...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 5:55 pm
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WeChat, Line, and KakaoTalk for social marketing

WeChat and Line Are Now Asia’s Fastest-Growing Platforms For Social Marketing

Facebook is not, of course, the only destination for brands looking to engage with consumers. While Facebook has 339 million monthly active ...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Youku-Tudou Launches ‘Sharing Plan’ to Encourage and Reward Original Content Producers

Most people go to Youku for the TV shows and movies these days, and it’s easy to forget that the site first earned its reputation in p...

  • June 26, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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With an Eye on Mobile Video Viewers, Youku and Sina Weibo Form a Partnership

With an eye to the many Sina Weibo users who access the Twitter-like service via mobile, two of China’s web giants have formed an interest...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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Baidu Acquires PPS for $370 Million, Claims It’s Now China’s Biggest Video Platform

Well, the rumors are true. Chinese search company Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced today that it has acquired PPS.tv’s streaming video se...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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If the PPS Rumors are True, Could Baidu Beat Out Youku-Tudou?

China’s tech media has been talking for weeks now as though Baidu’s rumored acquisition of popular streaming video service PPS i...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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China’s 450 million online video viewers watch 5.7 billion hours of vids every month (INFOGRAPHIC)

When the hotly-anticipated third season of Sherlock returned to screens last week, there were only two places in the world where you could w...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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China’s biggest online video sites form alliance against piracy, collectively sue Baidu for $49 million

This afternoon, more than a dozen of China’s biggest online video providers including Youku (NYSE:YOKU), LeTV (SHE:300104), Sohu (NASD...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 4:53 pm
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Chinese video streamer Youku Tudou smacks Xiaomi with a lawsuit, just in time for Barra’s arrival

Two events occurred this week confirming Xiaomi’s maturation from a promising startup to a player that is running with the big dogs. O...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 7:05 pm
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Mobile video apps are racking up huge download numbers in China

Wandoujia’s latest China App Index report is out now. July’s most interesting trend? The rapid growth of mobile video in China. ...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Youku redesigns homepage for smaller screens and mobile viewers

Youku Surges to 200 Million Daily Mobile Views This Month as Chinese Consumers Ditch Laptops

It’s mobile, mobile, mobile with China’s video sites these days as they chase China’s middle-income web users onto tablets...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Youku Revamps Homepage for Smaller Screens In Response to “Exponential” Mobile Traffic

As we explained last month, China’s top video site has 150 million daily mobile users. In order to cater to all those mobile viewers, Youk...

  • June 25, 2013
  • at 5:17 pm
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How China’s Top Video Site Battles the Pirates

After merging into one company last year, Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) further established itself as China’s top online video business with...

  • May 16, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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China’s Top Video Sites Reveal Hundreds of Millions of Mobile Users, Start Race to Monetize Them

We know that Chinese netizens watch billions of hours worth of online videos each month, but how many of them are doing so from a mobile dev...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 11:34 pm
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Chinese social sites go dark for Earth Hour 2013

6 Chinese Social Sites Will Turn Off the Lights Tomorrow for ‘Earth Hour’

Tomorrow, as 8:30pm rolls around the globe, lots of landmark buildings will turn off their lights to observe Earth Hour and remind the world...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 8:35 pm
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