Viki launches new global Chinese service

Streaming service Viki has launched new Chinese TV streaming offerings. Viki has bases in Asia and the US and crowd sources subtitles, offering a swathe of international content to its customers in 160 languages. BBC Worldwide acquired a small share in the business in 2011 having previously licensed it programmes before it was acquired by […]

Netflix among those joining Z Nation

Netflix has taken worldwide on-demand rights to zombie drama Z Nation, becoming one of a number of buyers of the Dynamic Television-sold show. Netflix is joined in acquiring the show by Pick in the UK, Universal Networks International in Australia and Germany, RTL2 in Germany, Canal Plus in France, AXN Italy, Leone Film Group, Telenet […]

China SVOD deal for The Simpsons

Chinese subscription video-on-demand platform Sohu has acquired The Simpsons from Fox. The agreement for the popular animated series see The Simpsons get its first-ever official Chinese home. The multiyear deal kicks off with the twenty sixth season of the show, which will debut US broadcast net Fox later this month. The local version will be […]

Sohu, Lego given MIPCOM keynote blocks

Charles Zhang, the boss of Chinese streaming site Sohu, has been confirmed as MIPCOM keynote speaker. Zhang is CEO and chairman of the China-based and Nasdaq-listed Sohu, and will give a ‘Media Mastermind’ keynote. Sohu has been increasingly working with international content companies, licensing drama and factual shows from BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios among […]

China takes US series off streaming sites

Chinese authorities have ordered The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife (pictured), NCIS and The Practice be removed from the country’s streaming services despite these platforms having legitimately licensed them, according to state newspaper Beijing Daily. Chinese regulators have had the series removed as part of an effort to have greater control of the online […]