Weidong Yang


Content costs up as Youku Tudou preps originals

Programming costs at Chinese on-demand platform Youku Tudou have risen 11% as the firm gears up its original TV drama and digital content division Heyi Studios. Spend on programming was RMB602.9 million (US$97.2 million) in the fourth quarter of 2014, representing 48% of net revenues as compared to 39% for the same period a year before. This comes […]

Chinese video platform takes Voice Kids rights

Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou has acquired rights to remake John de Mol’s format The Voice Kids. This is the second major international format de Mol created that Youku Tudou is remaking, after it took rights to make a Chinese version of Endemol’s flagship show Big Brother. Youku Tudou has taken the exclusive remake […]

Hollywood channels launches on China’s Tudou

Metan Development Group has launched a family of Tinsel Town entertainment channels, Hollywood, on China’s largest video-sharing site Tudou. Metan is the US-Chinese firm created by E! founder Larry Namer and former News Corp boss Marty Pompadur. The company’s Hollywood network of channels launched this month and will target young, affluent Chinese consumers interested in […]