Netflix breaking into China with iQiyi deal

Netflix has inked a deal with Chinese SVOD service iQiyi, which will carry its originals in the country, according to reports coming out of the ongoing Apos conference in Bali. Netflix has been keen to get into the Chinese market but thwarted in its efforts to date, with regulators inclined to promote local services first. […]

Fandor reveals distribution boss, Amazon, LeEco deals

Starz-backed indie film service Fandor has named a chief distribution officer, and closed a deals with Amazon and a new online video platform in the US. Felice Oper, who joined the company in 2015, is expanding her role to lead distribution. She is a former HBO and Viacom exec. “At HBO and Viacom in the […]

Happy Tree Friends streaming deal for LeEco

Kids producer and distributor Mondo has struck a deal with LeEco and will add several of its shows to the Le Eco cloud-based streaming service in the US. Mondo’s Happy Tree Friends (top) and Deep Space (below) will be added to LeEco smart TVs and mobile devices as they launch in the US. The Chinese firm has already […]

China’s LeEco ‘to announce Netflix deal’ in Q3

Chinese technology company, TV maker and streamed content provider, LeEco, is reportedly in talks with Netflix about striking a content partnership. According to a South China Morning Post report, LeEco co-founder and vice chairman, Liu Hong, said in Beijing on Tuesday that the company is“planning a very significant cooperation with Netflix”. Hong claimed that details […]

Chinese SVOD net grabs Nick awards show

China’s LeEco is bringing the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards into the territory for the first time. A licensing agreement with Viacom International Media Networks hands LeEco’s subscription on-demand platform, LeEco VIP, rights to the show as of this year. The deal also hands LeEco select Mandarin-dubbed episodes of Nickelodeon shows. “We are elated to be […]