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Alibaba OTT nets bag exclusive DreamWorks deal

Alibaba’s over-the-top services in China will get exclusive access to content from Oriental DreamWorks after signing a three-year agreement. Included in the deal is upcoming SVOD series Trollhunters (pictured), which previously did not have a home in China as Netflix does not have distribution in the territory. Films such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and […]

Disney, Alibaba launch SVOD service

The Walt Disney Company and Alibaba Group are today launching a subscription OTT service in China. The launch represents the second market new Disney OTT brand DisneyLife has launched in, coming after its UK bow. The Mickey Mouse-themed platform is being made available for presale today, and costs RMB799 (US$125) for a one-year subscription via […]

Chinese SVOD platforms buy DHX toons

Chinese subscription on-demand platforms have acquired animated programming from Canada’s DHX Media in two separate deals. iQiyi has taken AVOD and SVOD rights to more than 400 half-hours, including the original Teletubbies, Paddington and Caillou (pictured). iQiyi rival LeTV has taken English- and Mandarin-language OTT television rights (for smart TV and set-top boxes) and web […]

Report: Netflix to partner with China’s Wanda Group

Netflix is set to team up with Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group for its planned launch in the country, according to local reports. The Want China Times, the English news website of Taiwan-based China Times News Group, reported that Wanda Group had been discussing details of a Netflix partnership last month. Citing a separate report China’s […]

NBCU SVOD deal with China’s Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has bought a package of content from NBCUniversal for its Tmall Box Office streaming service. The agreement gives Tmall Universal Pictures’ new releases as well as films from its library. Titles including Minions and older films including Fast & Furious 7 and Jurassic World will be on the TMall service. Kevin […]

Alibaba plans ‘Netflix-style’ service

E-commerce giant Alibaba is to launch a streaming service that will “redefine home entertainment” in China. Tmall Box Office, or TBO, will be a Netflix-style SVOD service that’s penciled in to launch in the next two months. “Our mission, the mission of all of Alibaba, is to redefine home entertainment,” said Patrik Liu, president of […]