There are rumors that Baidu is to acquire Tudou.com. According to a Securities Times reporter‘s source who’s close to Baidu senior management, Baidu has approached Tudou.com with two acquisition proposals. One option is direct acquisition of Tudou.com by Baidu and Tudou will remain independent operation and focus on UGC and original production. The other option […]
In Q1 2011, three online video portals, Youku Tudou and Qiyi, combined represent over 70% market share by effective browsing time. 86.4% of China internet users watch video online, which is close to 340 million. Total effective browsing time in total in Q1 is 3,64 billion hours, up 22.1% from the previous quarter.
A video featuring a “house-husband” in his pajamas showing off his Michael Jackson dance moves in his living room has been reposted on Sina Weibo for over 2000 times. Most of the links “retweeted” are the one on YouKu; but, it’s strange YouKu removed the video at the time of writing this post. On Tudou, […]
Watching CCTV’s Gala Show on Chinese New Year Eve is a tradition. Since I was a kid, the whole family gathered together in front of the television on CNY Eve waiting for CCTV Gala Show while making dumplings. Is it changing? According to the latest Chinese New Year (CNY) Gala Show cross-platform study from Nielsen, […]
PPLive CEO Tao Chuang posted on his Weibo that Softbank injected hundreds of millions of dollars, reported the Phoenix Technology News. Tao Chuang said the financing of this amount is more than the total amount of public financing raised by Youku, “a the largest single funding of Chinese Internet company since the financial crisis.” PPLive […]
According to iResearch’s latest data, China’s Q3 online video market in 2010 reached 1.39 billion yuan (about US$208 million), up 32.4% compared to the previous quarter. The online video market in China is estimated to reach 16.99 billion in 2013.
Qiyi.com, China’s Hulu clone, recently launched in-video links. It was reported in several Chinese media including Sina and DoNews. Several news media reported it as an advanced facial recognition technology while it looks to me more like an embedded links.
Tudou.com, one of the leading video portal in China, two weeks ago announced their parntership with VivaKi, digital media operations of the worldwide Publicis Groupe, to roll out a new online video advertising format called “AdSelector” in the China market.
In a Youku poll to see what made the biggest impression on viewers of World Cup 2010, the vuvuzela takes the first place, with 22.5% of respondents (2,355 votes) voting for “The ear-splitting vuvuzelas” as the most striking feature of the matches so far.
comScore last week released its March 2010 rankings of the top video properties in Hong Kong based on data from its comScore Video Metrix service. The report found that 88.5% of Hong Kong’s Internet population viewed video online in March, with visitors averaging more than 10 hours of video viewing per person during the month.
Close to 300K views within the first 12 hours. Over 1.6 millions views so far since it was posted on YouKu two days ago. Peugeot 207CC Viral Video
Baidu is to launch its HD video portal site QiYi.com in March. It announced its ambition in HD video in early January this year and hired former 12580 COO Gong Yu to be its CEO. QiYi.com aims to provide FREE and legal high definition video to Internet netizens and try to duplicate Hulu’s business model […]
According to Tencent Tech, someone from Baidu confirmed yesterday that Baidu will set up a new business through the investment holding company to expand into the Internet video space; the ex-CEO of 12580 Mr Gong Yu will be the CEO of the new company. The new company has received 60 million U.S. dollars from U.S. […]
China Central Television (CCTV)’s new online TV website CNTV.cn was supposed to launch on December 28, 2009. But, CCTV launched CNTV.cn quietly this morning. Currently CNTV website includes five categories: News Sports Entertainment Ai Bugu Ai Xiyou According to CCTV, more categories will be added in 2010. Ai Bugu (Love Cuckoo) and Ai Xiyou (Love […]
Analysys International, a Chinese research company, released a report about China Q3 2009 online video; this is the market share of different online video providers: YouKu.com: 12.6% PPStream: 11.5% Ku6.com / UUSee: 10.7% PPLive: 10.4% Tudou: 9.7% QQlive (from Tencent): 9.1% 56.com 6.cn pomoho.com Others: 16.5% PPStream, PPLive, and QQlive are p2p online video streaming […]