Youku Tudou, one of the leading online video services in China, reportedly is working on an Internet TV strategy. A R&D team and a large amount of money have been in place for developing a set-top box and Internet TV. (via Sohu IT)

iQiyi, the online video service of Baidu’s, has reportedly reached partnership with TV set manufacturers to release hardware products in a couple of months. Unwilling to get involved in hardware manufacturing, it only offers tech support so long as certain TV sets will stream videos from iQiyi.

Most Chinese online video services saw more and more traffic from mobile devices like tablets. At the beginning of 2013 Youku Tudou saw 20% of traffic from mobile devices and the case for iQiyi was 33%. Big players like the two started selling mobile adverts from earlier this year. It is believed bigger screens in consumers’ living rooms will be equally important– if not more important. LeTV claimed it had sold 10 thousand pieces of its branded Smart TV last month.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com