China’s iQiyi links with Roku for North American expansion

Chinese streaming service iQiyi has launched on Roku in North America. The iQiyi channel provides subscribers with access to a library of Chinese drama and comedy series, along with content from Korea and other markets across Asia. The streamer also said that some episodes selected dramas including Oh My Lord, Sassy Beauty and Nothing But […]

Chinese streamer iQiyi targets originals at Lat Am & Spain

Chinese streaming service iQiyi is to bring its original content to Spanish-speaking regions. The company said that dramas such as Light On Theater will be released with Spanish dubbing via 11 US, Latin American and Spanish TV channels in Spanish-speaking regions, including Toku, UltraFilm, Epic Network and Top Cine. Highlighted content includes Kidnapping Game, Crimson […]

China’s iQiyi & Canada’s WildBrain partner on Keith Chapman kids show

Chinese streamer iQiyi and Canadian kids entertainment company WildBrain have partnered to produce Jonny Jetboy, a new children’s series from Paw Patrol and Bob The Builder creator Keith Chapman. The new 40 x 11-minute series is being produced by iQiyi, in collaboration with WildBrain, which will act as supervisor on the show’s development and production, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Six Southeast Asia streaming super-trends for 2021

Jun Wen Woo, senior analyst for TV & online at research powerhouse Omdia, offers six key insights set to affect the content business across Southeast Asia in 2021 and beyond. Southeast Asia offers great opportunities for media companies to scale in 2021, given its vast population. Covid-19 has sped up digitalisation in the market and […]

China’s Alibaba & Tencent ‘held talks’ to acquire rival iQiyi, report claims

  Chinese online giants Alibaba and Tencent have both held separate talks with Baidu over buying a controlling stake in rival streaming platform iQIYI, according to reports. Both companies are interested in increasing their empires by adding what is widely seen as the Chinese equivalent of Netflix to their ranks, according to sources cited by […]

Netflix prepares for Southeast Asia battle, eyes content push & mobile-only plans

Netflix is to use more mobile-only subscription plans and an expanded local content offering to compete with streamers such as Disney+ and iQiyi in Southeast Asia. Ajay Arora, the streamer’s director for product innovation, told Reuters that “what we see in Southeast Asia is that it’s a very mobile-centric market,” and that Netflix would look […]

Korea’s CJENM strikes content deal with Chinese streamer iQiyi

Chinese streaming operator iQiyi is stocking up its international service with shows including Oscar winner Parasite, following a deal with South Korean media giant CJ ENM. The deal will see CJENM’s tvN Movies streamer become available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam from 8 August via iQiyi International. tvN Movies will provide a […]

Chinese streamer iQiyi unveils international expansion plans

Chinese streamer iQiyi has revealed its plans for international expansion following the 2019 worldwide roll-out of its app. Yang Xianghua, president of membership and overseas business group of iQiyi, said that the company is in the process of setting up local offices in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In addition, he said that there […]

Chinese streamer iQiyi seeks Southeast Asia expansion with new hires

Chinese streamer iQiyi is looking to expand its presence in Southeast Asia with the appointment of three new country managers. Two of the new appointments come from foundering streaming rival Iflix, which was recently acquired by Tencent Video. Sherwin Dela Cruz has been hired as country manager for the Philippines. He joins iQiyi from the […]

iQiyi takes Insight TV programming into China with 12-month pact

Chinese streaming giant iQiyi has struck a content licensing deal with channels operator and producer Insight TV. The 12-month agreement will see 125 episodes of Insight’s library of original content become available to the streamer’s 560 million monthly active users, with shows such as Born To, Droners, Morbidelli Rising and Supercar Blondie: Living The Dream […]

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