On-demand video streaming platform iQiyi (爱奇艺) has inked an exclusive three-year deal with American independent film production company FilmNation, granting it exclusive rights to all of FilmNation’s content in mainland China.

Our sister site reported that the signing of the agreement is the first time FilmNation has reached such a deal with a Chinese company.

The American firm has produced numerous big-name films including Arrival and The Big Sick.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.