The latest statistics from iResearch showed that China online video market reached 2.66 billion uuan (USD430 million) in Q3 2012, with the QoQ growth of 16.2% and YoY growth of 37.2%. As the major part of online video revenue sources, the online video advertising market is 2.01 billion yuan (USD320 million) in Q3, with the […]
Following the global trend of smart TVs’ popularity, 40% of the TVs that shipped in China in Q2 were web-enabled. According to NPD’s October 2012 DisplaySearch “Quarterly Smart TV Shipment and Forecast Report”, “this was an increase from 26% of televisions shipped in Q2 2011”. This increase is quite reasonable. Firstly, most TV users are […]
According to a new report from ComScore, an American Market research Company, Chinese netizens watched 29.75 billion internet videos in August , exceeding 4.1 billion hours in total. Content included user-generated content (UGC), licensed TV series, movies and some pirated shows Xunlei.com and PPLive ranked 6th and 7th following the list respectively.
Youku and Tudou, the two largest online video companies in China, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Tudou to combine with Youku in a 100% stock-for-stock transaction. “When the strategic combination is complete, Tudou will retain its distinct brand identity and platform in Youku Tudou Inc., strengthening and complementing Youku’s video business. […]
Group M, Youku and research company Sinomonitor jointly released a research report “Online Video Audience & Media Value” last December; the report showed that instant messager, Weibo and social networks are the top three channels China internet users share online videos.
Starcom MediaVest Group’s recently conducted a study of users ages 13 to 45 in China and found that internet users aged 19 to 30 spent almost twice as much time online as watching TV.
According to iResearch, the top 10 online video websites in the second quarter by total daily reach: Youku.com Tudou.com Xunlei.com Qiyi.com (Baidu) Ku6.com 56.com cntv.cn pps.tv pptv.com joy.cn
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.