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iQIYI reiterates IP protection commitment

Chinese online entertainment service iQIYI has reiterated its commitment to IP protection through technological innovation. Presenting virtually at the Intellectual Property Protection and Business Environment Optimization forum held as part of 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE), Gong Yu, Founder and CEO of iQIYI, expressed his wish for more regulatory guidance on IP protection. “Piracy […]

November 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Grass Valley 4K-ready OB van for iQiyi

iQiyi, the Chinese online video service, has chosen an end-to-end Grass Valley workflow to underpin its outside broadcasting (OB) van upgrade and drive 4K UHD content creation for its audiences. As part of its mission to produce and deliver enhanced content experiences for its over 100 million streaming subscribers, the Beijing-based media organization has selected […]

November 1, 2021

THEMA, iQiyi launching on Netgem TV in UK

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, and iQiyi have announced their partnership with a first commercial launch in the UK and Ireland on Netgem TV. The premium on-demand video streaming service providing beloved pan-Asian entertainment has partnered with THEMA to further its international ambitions across Europe. iQiyi, the Asian streaming leader, has over 106 million paid […]

October 11, 2021

Taiwan: 53bn minutes streamed in Q2

Total streaming minutes measured across AVoD, SVoD and live streaming platforms increased to ~53 billion in Q2 2021, representing a ~2.3 billion net quarterly growth in minutes, according to a report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report, titled Taiwan Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages MPA’s proprietary AMPD Research platform to measure […]

August 2, 2021

China: iQiyi scores Premier League rights

iQiyi Sports, the Chinese video platform, has signed a deal to be the exclusive digital broadcast partner of the Premier League in China until the end of the 2024/25 season. The joint sports media venture between marketing firm Super Sports Media and Baidu-owned iQiyi have acquired the rights to all 380 matches per season, with […]

July 23, 2021

Astro, Netflix strategic partnership

Malaysia pay-TV operator Astro and Netflix have agreed a partnership that will bring Netflix’s streaming service to Astro’s platform. Netflix joins Astro GO, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO Go and iQIYI as the latest addition to Astro’s fast-growing family of streaming services. Astro customers will soon be able to enjoy seamless access to Netflix on their connected […]

June 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: Netflix 40% of SE Asia SVoD consumption

Premium video platforms in Southeast Asia, led by Netflix, Viu, WeTV, iQIYI and Vidio, captured 10 per cent of total video streaming minutes in Q1 2021, according to a study published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The quarterly report, titled Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics: A Definitive Study, leverages MPA’s proprietary AMPD […]

May 18, 2021

iQIYI starts streaming in MENA

Chinese video streamer iQIYI has launched in some Arab nations. Singapore-based iQIYI International says it will offer more than 3000 titles to customers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The company’s parent is based in Beijing, China. iQIYI offers pan-Asian content and claims more than 100 million active users globally paying around $5 a […]

March 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

VCNI ramps up studio presence in Asia with Something Special

VIS, a division of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), is ramping up output in the Asian region through a partnership with Seoul-based format production studio Something Special, launched by South Korean veteran formats producer Jin Woo Hwang. VIS will have exclusive first-look rights to globally represent and co-develop up to ten of Something Special’s top unscripted […]

March 9, 2021

SE Asia: US & Korean content top online consumption

Korean, US and local content form the core of online video content consumption across Southeast Asia, according to a study published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report, Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics: A Definitive Study, wraps up 2020 with key insight to online video content consumption trends across four Southeast Asian […]

March 1, 2021