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Alibaba reveals breakup plan

Chinese tech conglomerate Alibaba Group is to split into six separate units. Each of the new divisions will have its own executive team, CEO and board of directors. The Holding company reported revenues of $134 billion (€123.4bn) in 2022. SoftBank Group is a 23.9 per cent shareholder. The entertainment division will contain its film studio, […]

March 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

Beyond Rights secures new deals in China

Ahead of its participation in the virtual MIP China event, starting tomorrow, Beyond Rights has announced the closure of several new deals for factual and kids’ content in the territory. Following its acquisition of Turbozaurs from the Beyond Rights catalogue, Youku, the streaming platform of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, has now picked up […]

June 27, 2022

Love Nature launches on Struum

Love Nature, a wildlife and nature brand with linear and streaming channels available in over 127 countries, has announced its launch on Struum, a new US-based streaming platform which allows subscribers to access series and movies from a roster of niche streaming services. Love Nature’s nature and wildlife series and documentaries will now be available […]

January 27, 2022

Beyond Rights takes Turbozaurs to China

Beyond Rights has announced that one of its newest kids’ shows, Turbozaurs, is heading to China in a two season deal with Youku, the streaming platform of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group. The two 26 x 7 series will launch on Youku in November, and will be available to stream, both online and through […]

August 24, 2021

Formula E confirms global broadcast

As the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship campaign gets under way with its first races over the weekend of February 26th-27th, the action is set to be broadcast in more than 150 countries around the world. Ahead of the season starting with a double header in the dark through the streets of Diriyah, […]

February 26, 2021

Alibaba, Tencent circle iQIYI

China’s Alibaba and Tencent groups have each held separate talks with Baidu about acquiring video streaming service iQIYI, according to Reuters. But reports say negotiations have stalled on a valuation of around $20 billion (€16.7bn) by Baidu. Both companies, which have their own video streaming services, are also nervous of heightened scrutiny from China’s antitrust […]

November 27, 2020