Alibaba is backing Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and helping to promote it in China.
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.
Alibaba has announced it will pioneer a unique subscription-based video service for the Chinese market
Specifically listed among the offending content are three Japanese anime TV shows: Blood-C, Terror in Resonance, and Highschool of the Dead.
Youku and sister site Tudou now get 900 million views each day and have 150 million daily active users, the company revealed today.
With the crushing inevitability of a lungful of toxins on a Beijing spring morning, China’s controversial documentary about pollution, Under the Dome, is this e...
Here’s our full list of Alibaba’s investments and acquisitions so far this year, according to ITJuzi’s database and our own archives.
Youku Tudou, one of China’s biggest online video portals, today revealed its first ever hardware products. They include a wifi router, set-top box, and Android ...
Xiaomi has gotten a license to enter the virtual telecom game. Could it be the company to bring a spark of life back into that dying experiment?
Xiaomi has confirmed it will invest US$300 million in Baidu-backed online video portal iQiyi for an undisclosed stake in the company.
The dollar amount and size of the stake were not disclosed, but the companies said the deal will take place on the open market.
China’s version of Big Brother, the popular reality show series, arrives in 2015 - but only online.
One Chinese video site will get around the quota on imported TV series by creating its own foreign-language content.
Quixey, the search engine for apps that Alibaba invested $50 million into, has partnered with the Chinese ecommerce titan to launch deep mobile search in China.
Alibaba invested in or bought outright multiple companies, spending so much money that some have referred to 2014 thus far as Alibaba's "bachelor party."
This will result in the effective banning of some foreign TV series in China, leaving viewers to go back to the old days of pirating their favorite shows.
Youku says Heyi Films will produce films "to the tastes of the Chinese audience" and "improve film marketing and distribution."
Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its Q2 2014 earnings report.
Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech CEOs.
China has a new, video-based online learning site that’s different to other startups in this burgeoning sector.
Beyond the big screen, China's internet giants lie in wait as dominant future avenues to reach audiences, and they're all hungry for original content.
In China, some of the biggest tech companies still aren't turning profits, instead emphasizing investments, R&D, marketing, and, of course, user acquisition.
If you include external sites where the Youku player was embedded, a whopping 10 million people watched Smartisan founder Luo Yonghao introduce the T1 to the w...
GGV says the amount is consistent with previous funds, bringing its total capital under management to over US$2.2 billion.
Ecommerce titan Alibaba is ploughing US$1.22 billion into Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), which runs the Youku and Tudou video sites.
China’s media regulator has ordered the country’s video streaming sites to remove four American TV series.
Update March 27, 2014 @ 11:30am – China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a report denying heavier scrutiny of US and UK video content online, citing an a...
When the hotly-anticipated third season of Sherlock returned to screens last week, there were only two places in the world where you could watch it on the same ...
Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) – remember, they’re now one company – have released their Q3 earnings report. On the consumer side, the sites no...
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 (NASDAQ:SOHU), and Tencent (HKG...