A Vietnamese website broke the Internet when it released 57 episodes of the hit TV series The Story of Yanxi Palace, which put it eight episodes ahead of IQiyi, the Chinese broadcaster. The Qing Dynasty drama has become so popular that it already spread across the ocean. According to one actress, the series has set…
Baidu released on August 1 its unaudited financial report for the second quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. Baidu’s total revenue grew 32 percent to reach 26 billion yuan ($60 billion), while its net profit grew 45 percent to reach 6.4 billion yuan.
2018 might not be the best year for a lot of things, but so far, it has been a blessing for one industry in China: Idol-making. It all started with two shows.
Recently two major Chinese video websites completed their listing in the U.S.: Bilibili and iQIYI. Although these two companies all belong to the same industry, they have different business models and different values.
iQIYI’s online show “Idol Producer” takes 100 out of 1908 trainees from 87 entertainment agencies all over Asia, and picks 9 winners by public votes to form a new boy group.
“I just saw the headlines saying that iQIYI has fought through bitter years, and I want to tell our friends at the press that it wasn’t bitter for us,” said a host from iQIYI Innovation Building in Beijing on March 29.
On March 29, iQIYI became officially listed on NASDAQ with the ticker symbol IQ. At $18 per share, it has raised a total of $2.25 billion.
On March 14, video website iQIYI, which previously announced its U.S.-based listing, set terms for its listing on Nasdaq by the end of March with the ticker symbol “IQ”.
In the early hours of February 28, iQIYI, a Chinese online video streaming platform similar to Netflix, submitted a prospectus to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Baidu has released their Q4 2017 financial report and unaudited 2017 annual financial report. In Q4, Baidu earned RMB 23.6 billion ($3.62 billion), up 29 percent year-over-year.
Baidu released their Q4 2017 and full year 2017 financial reports today. According to the reports, iQIYI had applied for listing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Baidu will remain iQIYI’s top shareholder post-listing.
The average seasonal production cost for a network variety show in China is between 20 and 60 million yuan under the current market conditions. By investing 200 million yuan into a music talent show, iQiyi is taking quite a gamble. Why exactly did iQiyi set its eyes on such a non-mainstream reality show? A guitar…
Rap Battles! Young folks showing others how it’s done If you’re looking for how freestyling is done, your best bet is by watching the TV series, the Rap of China. The iQiyi produced network variety show not only went viral on WeChat and Weibo, it even became the new hot topic among those in the…
Recently, ACG（”Anime, Comic and Games”）has been so hot, it’s like the weather in Shanghai. Last month, Baidu hosted a 2017 2DMAX Baidu forums event; Tencent’s comic convention QQ JOY was held in Chengdu; BiliBili (a Chinese online video streaming website) sold over 100 thousand tickets for an offline concert. The annual event “China Joy” has just concluded…