Yang Weidong Earns President Role At China’s Biggest Video Producer

Yang WeidongUser-generated content first propelled Youku and Tudou into a post-IPO merger, and then Alibaba took control and privatized the company. …

Heyi Group Forms Entertainment JV With The9 In China

Heyi Group, formerly known as Youku Tudou Group, and The9 announced that the two parties had signed an agreement to build a joint venture. With the name of “Jiuhe Digital Entertainment Company”, the new JV will be engaged in the development, production and distribution of gaming-related cultural entertainment content, including movies, Internet shows, Internet entertainment […]

Xiaomi Invests USD10 Million In Youku-Tudou

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced that the company plans to invest USD10 million to purchase shares of Youku-Tudou from the secondary market, which will enable the playing of Youku-Tudou contents on Xiaomi devices. Xiaomi will also buy Youku-Tudou shares from the open market. The two parties will make a joint investment of an unknown sum […]

Letv.com Says Chinese Internet Video Business Is Hot

In the face of massive competition from state-owned businesses, stalwarts like Youku Tudou, and mobile-only start-ups, Chinese Internet video website Letv.com says it’s profits are bursting. Letv.com published its unaudited annual performance pre-announcement for 2013, stating that the company expects to see net profit between CNY250 million and CNY270 million, a year-on-year increase of 30% […]

Youku Tudou Reaches Smart TV Content Deal With Haier

Chinese Internet video group Youku Tudou will provide video software services to smart TVs made by Haier. This is Youku Tudou’s latest strategic cooperation with smart TV makers following its partnership with Shenzhen Coship Electronics formed at the end of 2013. With these moves, Youku Tudou Group intends to seize the opportunities in family TV […]

Youku Tudou Sues Over Xiaomi’s Miui Box VOD Infringement

Chinese online video company Youku Tudou Group has reportedly sued Chinese mobile phone upstart Xiaomi for video-on-demand infringement. Youku Tudou reportedly claims that Xiaomi’s Miui Box illegally provided the VOD service for ten movies and TV series which infringed on Youku Tudou’s rights because they allegedly owned those rights. Youku Tudou asked Xiaomi to immediately […]

Youku Tudou Signs VOD Agreement With FremantleMedia

Internet video group Youku Tudou has reportedly reached a multi-year content agreement with the British media company FremantleMedia. FremantleMedia is the producer and distributor of many popular TV shows, including The X Factor USA and America’s Got Talent. According to FremantleMedia, some 202 hours of programming will be available on Youku Tudou’s VOD channels. Those […]

Renren.com Teams With Youku-Tudou To Grab More Online Video Users

Chinese Internet video company Youku-Tudou Group and Chinese social networking website Renren.com have formed a strategic partnership for platform and resource sharing.

Youku-Tudou Made Net Losses Of USD18.2 Million In Q4 2012

Chinese Internet video provider Youku-Tudou Group announced its unaudited financial report for the fourth quarter and the entire year of 2012.

Youku-Tudou Appoints New President For Tudou.com

Chinese Internet video provider Youku-Tudou Group confirmed that Yang Weidong, former Nokia executive, has been appointed senior vice president for Youku-Tudou Group and president for Tudou.com.

Tudou.com Establishes Fund To Support Original Chinese Videos

Chinese Internet video website Tudou.com will invest about CNY10 million to establish a new fund to support the development of original videos and online media.

Tudou.com Made Net Losses Of USD24.4 Million In Q2 2012

Chinese Internet video website Tudou.com has published its Q2 financial report ended June 30, 2012, stating that the company made losses of CNY154.7 million, which was about USD24.4 million, during the reporting period.

China’s Tudou.com Confirms Departure Of COO

Chinese Internet video company Tudou.com confirmed to the local media that its chief operating officer Evelyn Wang had officially resigned.

Net Neutrality Rejected In China As Tudou.com Inks Internet Video Deal

Proving that fairness ends at the Great Firewall, Chinese video website Tudou.com announced that it has reached agreement with China Telecom to increase the video upload speed on Tudou.com for users in Shanghai.

China’s Letv.com, Tudou.com Set Up Internet Video JV

Chinese Internet video website Tudou.com has announced that it has created a joint venture with another Internet video website, Letv.com, in Shanghai.

China’s Tudou Disappoints On First Day Of Trading

Tudou means potato in Mandarin Chinese, and online video website Tudou.com’s market debut today showed the company was more of a couch potato as it lazily watched its overvalued aspirations sink on the first day of trading.

China’s Tudou.com Readies IPO After Settling Executive’s Marital Lawsuit

Chinese online video website Tudou.com has updated its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a planned initial public offering this week.

China’s Tudou.com Reinvigorates IPO Plans As CEO Settles Marital Dispute

Amid a thunderous drop in Chinese companies’ market capitalization in recent weeks, Tudou.com has filed an amendment to its filing for an initial public offering in the United States to raise money for its online video operations in China.

Beijing Government Says Ku6.com’s Staff Dismissals Are Illegal

Earlier this month, Chinese online video website Ku6.com announced it was downsizing staff by up to 20%. But now local media reports state those layoffs are not legal.

China’s Tudou.com Gains New USD50 Million Investment

Chinese video website Tudou.com has announced that it has completed its fifth round of financing and has gained new investments of USD50 million, including USD35 million from Singapore-based Temasek Holdings.

Chinese State-owned Company Enters Internet Video Industry Sector

A representative from China Hualu Group has revealed that the video website Hualu5.com developed by its subsidiary Hualu Culture Industry Company is expected to be launched in a month.

Chinese Internet Video Rivals Join Forces On Copyright Issues

According to local media reports, rival Chinese video websites Youku.com and Tudou.com have formed an alliance and jointly launched a new online video joint broadcast model, sharing the copyright of each other’s exclusive videos.