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Ampere: Facebook video viewing dips as Netflix and Amazon rise

The proportion of European and US internet users viewing videos on Facebook has declined from 28% to 23% since Q3 2016, according to Ampere Analysis’ latest Barometer of online video trends. Netflix viewers have increased from 22% to 37% of internet users over the same period, while Amazon viewers have increased by nine percentage points. […]

Ampere: three of world’s top five SVOD providers are Chinese

Three of the top five SVOD services by subscriber numbers are now Chinese, according to a report by Ampere Analysis. According to Ampere, Baidu-backed iQiyi, Alibaba’s Youku-Tudou and Tencent-owned Tencent Video collectively achieved rapid growth following a shift from advertising revenues to premium subscriptions. According to the analyst outfit, 44% of Chinese internet users subscribe […]

MPA forecasts Asia-Pacific online revenues will double by 2024

Asia-based consultancy Media Partners Asia (MPA) predicts that revenues from online video subscriptions and advertising across Asia Pacific will hit $52 billion in 2024. The figure, released ahead of MPA’s annual APOS Summit (held this year in Bali, Indonesia), is double the $26 billion forecast that MPA has given for this year. MPA said China […]

iQiyi content spend poised to top China’s big six broadcasters

iQiyi, one of China’s three major subscription VOD services (alongside Tencent Video and Youku), is poised to overtake spending on content by China’s top six broadcaster groups combined, according to new research from Ampere Analysis. According to Ampere, iQiyi spent RMB21.1 billion (€2.8 billion) on content in 2018, nearly matching the total content spend of […]

China’s iQIYI and Super Sports Media partner on sports app

Chinese online entertainment service, iQIYI, is partnering with DDMC Group subsidiary Super Sports Media to set up a joint venture named Beijing Xin’ai Sport Media Technology. As part of the deal, the Super Sports Media app will change its name to iQIYI Sports and will bring together soccer, tennis and golf coverage from broadcasting agreements […]

‘Chinese Netflix’ iQiyi plans IPO in the US

Chinese internet search giant Baidu is planning a possible IPO for its video streaming unit iQiyi in the US. iQiyi, sometimes referred to as the ‘Chinese Netflix’, has submitted a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed listing on a US stock exchange. Baidu said the listing would “commence as capital […]

Netflix plays down China deal

Netflix has confirmed its first ever licensing deal in China, days after company reps confirmed it to trade press at the Apos summit in Bali. The US streaming service said its expectations from the China agreement were modest, clarified that it only a limited range of its programmes will be available, and noted the regulatory […]

Netflix breaks 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. In 2015 it was linked to a deal […]

Sony and iQIYI in streaming first

Sony’s TV arm has teamed with Chinese ISP iQIYI and the pair will make a Chinese-language adaptation of US drama Chosen. The Mandarin-language co-production will be delivered as a three-parter for the iQIYI streaming service. The Chinese company and Sony Pictures Television announced the news at a press conference in Beijing yesterday. Chosen was an […]

Intertrust adopts Civolution’s NexGuard watermarking

DRM consortium Intertrust Technologies has added session-based video watermarking from technology provider Civolution’s NexGuard unit to its ExpressPlay DRM service. NexGuard watermarking technology allows copyright holders to identify the source of unauthorised distribution, including after a movie leaves the encrypted digital domain of a DRM system, according to Civolution. ExpressPlay using Marlin DRM is widely […]