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Hit TV anti-corruption drama leaked online for only 8.8 RMB

China’s hit anti-corruption TV drama In the Name of People (人民的名义 in Chinese) was recently leaked online ahead of its licensed release, throwing into the spotlight the country’s copyright protection woes. The 55-episode anti-graft TV drama, adapted from a namesake novel by Chinese writer Zhou Meisen, have earned both good ratings and rave reviews nationwide […]

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Momo Enters Live Music Broadcasting Market With ‘Xianchang’

Location-based social network Momo has launched a live concert broadcasting platform called Momo ‘Xianchang’, meaning ‘on the spot’. Through Momo Xianchang, users will be able to interact with singers during a concert, leaving comments or sending virtual gifts.  When Momo was listed on the U.S. stock market, CEO Tang Yan previously stated that the company would push a video live broadcasting […]

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Alibaba Reportedly Invests in Video Service PPTV

Alibaba reportedly will buy a stake in PPTV, an online video streaming service, together with Hunan Satellite TV with $400 million. The rumor that PPTV was looking for buyers has been around for a while. It was reported that Sohu and Suning showed interest. Vincent Tao, CEO of PPTV, predicted at the beginning of this year that […]