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China’s iQiyi poised to surpass six broadcasters in content spend

Chinese digital giant iQiyi, one of the territory’s three major subscription VOD services alongside Tencent Video and Youku, is poised to overtake spending on content by China’s top six broadcaster groups combined, according to new research from Ampere Analysis. According to Ampere, iQiyi spent RMB21.1bn ($3.13bn) on content in 2018, nearly matching the total content […]

iQiyi takes Fremantle’s My Brilliant Friend to China

iQiyi is set to take Fremantle’s critically-acclaimed drama My Brilliant Friend to China. My Brilliant Friend follows Elena Greco as the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous Naples […]

Made with China: is it time to transcend the quota narrative?

International distributors are increasingly finding new ways of navigating the mixed messages shrouding China’s ominous content quotas and censorship rules. Andy Fry investigates. In recent times, international content companies have been confronted with two conflicting narratives when it comes to China. On the one hand, the country has been pitched as a fast-growing market with […]

CBS sends James Corden to China

CBS Studios International is sending The Late Late Show With James Corden to China. The studio has licensed the CBS talk show into Chinese platform iQiyi – marking the first time it will be made available in China. One of China’s biggest digital services, iQiyi features a slate of English-language content, including original programming from […]

China overtakes UK as second biggest programming market

China has overtaken the UK in the television programming industry, becoming the second-largest market in the world after the United States, according to IHS Markit. TV programming expenditures in China, including online platforms, hit 73 billion yuan (US$10.9 billion) in 2017, followed by the UK which spent US$10 billion and led by the US which […]

Viacom sells Nick shows to China’s iQiyi

Chinese online entertainment company iQiyi has signed a deal with Viacom International Media Network for the streaming rights of a number of Nickelodeon shows in China. Under the new expanded agreement, iQiyi gets exclusive streaming rights for Mandarin and English Nickelodeon programs in mainland China on iqiyi’s platforms for kids, which will the company says should […]

CJ E&M claims format infringement by China’s iQiyi

During a panel event at the MIPTV television conference and market in Cannes, Korea’s CJ E&M claimed that it had proof of copyright infringement of its talent show Produce 101 by China’s iQiyi. Using analysis, administered by the format recognition and protection association (FRAPA), CJ E&M says that Idol Producer by iQiyi has reached the […]

Netflix kids films to Chinese SVOD net through Air Bud deal

Four kids films recently produced for Netflix are headed for China through a deal on-demand service iQiyi has struck with LA’s Air Bud Entertainment (ABE). The deal comprises the Pup Star franchise and others ABE has produced with The Walt Disney Company, Air Bud and Disney Air Buddies, plus the MVP franchise. ABE is a […]

Netflix buys in more from China

Netflix has deepened its ties with China’s streaming service iQiyi by ordering more Chinese originals for distribution. The popular streaming service will now have rights to hit drama Tientsin Mystic (pictured) in all territories outside Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Television Broadcasts Limited will have rights in Hong Kong and Macau, with TV player […]

China’s iQiyi buys UK dramas Rellik & Miniaturist

iQIYI, the chinese online platform, has acquired UK-produced series Rellik (pictured) and The Miniaturist. The streaming service, which claims to have 20 million subscribers, now has rights to Rellik, which is a New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures production for BBC One and Cinemax, and The Miniaturist, which is from The Forge. The latter was […]

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