Chinese online TV provider PPTV, a media division of the country’s Suning retail group, announced today an exclusive partnership with China Sports Media to broadcast the 2017 season of the Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) (in Chinese). The one-year deal, worth RMB 1.35 billion, will allow PPTV to air all of the CSL’s 240 matches […]
Video streaming platforms are to curate content that “promote patriotism and give publicity to heroic figures” for underage users.
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 […]
iQiyi’s online sports broadcasting platform has raised a total of RMB 850 million in Series A round.
Vincent Tao is more commonly known as the founder of PPTV, China’s largest online TV provider with 300 million active user per month, but he has now taking a new role as chairman of Global Earth Capital, an investment institution founded in September 2014. Tao, who has been on both sides of the tech industry. […]
After much speculation that Xiaomi would be prematurely releasing the Mi 5 today, they have instead launched the latest in their smart TV series. The 48-inch Mi TV 2s has a 9.9 millimeter aluminum frame and features a 4K image. In tune with the rest of their range, the newest addition is very competitively priced, […]
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 […]
PPTV, a Chinese peer-to-peer video streaming service, has been be acquired by Hony Capital of Lenovo and Suning, a Chinese home appliance retailer, for $420 million, as reported by Sohu IT (report in Chinese). A new company will be jointly established by Suning and Hony Capital in Hong Kong, with the former taking a controlling […]
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 […]
Online video provider PPTV launched another piece of hardware, PPLink, which is much smaller than the set-top box the company released three months ago. The dongle must remind you of Chromecast, the Android TV dongle Google rolled out not long ago. Like Chromecast, PPLink, when being plugged into HDMI cable on the back of a […]