Advanced Television


ITV Studios, Tencent partner for A Year on Planet Earth

ITV Studios has unveiled Tencent Video as their latest international co-production partner for the natural history series A Year on Planet Earth, originally commissioned by ITV in the UK and produced by Plimsoll Productions, in association with ITV Studios. Tencent Video, the online video streaming platform in China, has joined ITV in boarding the series, […]

September 16, 2021

Tencent shares slump 23%

China’s tough crackdown on certain technology sectors, including Jack Ma’s Alibaba and Tencent, has resulted in Tencent being the world’s worst stock-market performer. Tencent lost 23 per cent of its value in July, wiping out some Rand 2.5 trillion (€143bn) of market value. Nine of the top ten losers in market value during July were […]

August 2, 2021By Chris Forrester

Chinese internet rules hurt Tencent, Alibaba

China’s State Council has made some substantial interventions on internet businesses, and in particular the education sector. The rules for private education companies including a ban on profits, a ban on raising capital or going public with tutoring at weekends and vacation banned for the sector. The fresh rules have severely impacted China-based internet businesses […]

July 27, 2021

China blocks Huya, DouYu merger

A mooted merger between two videogame streamers, Huya and DouYu, has been blocked by Chinese authorities on antitrust grounds. The planned merger, announced by Tencent which wanted to bring together the two businesses in which it held stakes, could have resulted in Tencent controlling some 80 per cent of the Chinese market already worth an […]

July 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Mobile gaming $272bn industry by 2030

Mobile gaming is the dominant segment in the global video games sector and iset to be a $272 billion (€223.5bn) industry by 2030. With the upcoming 5G revolution around the corner, new processors and improved display technologies are making mobile platforms more game ready than before. Every games company must develop expertise in this area […]

June 11, 2021

Moonbug content on Peacock

Moonbug Entertainment, the digital media company, is bringing its ducational entertainment programmes to US streaming service Peacock. Moonbug’s hit programmes Blippi, My Magic Pet Morphle and Little Baby Bum are now available for streaming on the platform in both English and Spanish. Moonbug’s other titles joining the platform include Arpo, Gecko’s Garage, Go Buster, Playtime […]

May 14, 2021

Basketball Africa League announces broadcast partners

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has announced partnerships with Canal+, ESPN, beIN Sports, NBA TV, Tencent Video, TSN, American Forces Network (AFN) and Voice of America (VOA) to broadcast BAL games throughout Africa and around the world. The inaugural BAL season will tip off on May 16th. CAT when Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Club takes on […]

May 13, 2021

Tencent’s WeTV now on ZEASN’s Whale Eco

ZEASN, a provider of OTT and Smart TV solutions, welcomes Tencent’s WeTV to join the Whale Eco family, bringing a variety of top-hit Asian contents through their standalone Smart TV app. WeTV is the international version of Tencent Video (the leading video app in China), the collaboration enables fans and audiences in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, […]

May 7, 2021

China: MLB, Tencent agree new deal

Major League Baseball (MLB) will continue to broadcast in China through media giant Tencent, which has shown games from the US league since 2018. The two sides have agreed to a three-year deal that will also bring MLB games to Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia for the first time. The agreement gives Tencent rights to broadcast […]

April 6, 2021

China: Tencent to broadcast Extreme E

Extreme E, the off-road electric race series, has announced that Chinese media giant Tencent will stream all five of the championship’s X Prix on its digital platform, as well as its associated apps Tencent Sports, Tencent News and Tencent Video. In addition, Extreme E’s race highlights and magazine programmes will also be available online […]

March 29, 2021