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Alibaba Invests $100 Mn into its Video App – VMate 31 May 2019

Alibaba invests 100Mn into VMate – a short video streaming app, to increase the company’s foothold in the booming Indian OTT market. VMate was earlier launched in 2016 by UC Web (Alibaba’s subsidiary) and is now one of the growing video-sharing apps. According to reports, VMate has more than 30Mn global users and is witnessing …

Netflix Inks Content Deal with Alibaba’s Video Platform Youku 14 May 2019

To win over Chinese audience outside China, Netflix signs an exclusive content licensing deal with Alibaba’s video streaming platform – Youku. “I Hear You”, the popular romantic comedy series of Youku will be now available to all the 148 million Netflix subscribers in 190 countries. Earlier, Netflix had bought the distribution rights for Youku’s detective …

Disney inks deal with Youku, SVOD service of Alibaba to bring content to China 15 February 2018

Entertainment behemoth Disney is all set to woo the Chinese audience, all thanks to the OTT deal of the former with Youku, the OTT platform of the e-commerce giant Alibaba. The partnership will see 1000 episodes of Disney animated series and films including superhero franchises Marvel Comics, Star Wars franchises etc. Youku will be distributing …

Alibaba to offer OTT Video Service in India 19 January 2018

According to a report, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing to launch an (over-the-top) OTT video service in India. Alibaba is eyeing a joint venture with Paytm and mobile internet subsidiary UCWeb. Alibaba, which is also an investor in Paytm is planning to make the deal happen in the coming three months. In an official …

SVOD on Rise in China 15 March 2017

According to a recent Futuresource study, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) is becoming a force in China, in spite of piracy being rife in the country. The major drivers are a combination of demand from younger viewers and the fight for consumers between heavyweight Chinese SVOD companies such as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Alibaba acquired the SVOD service – Youku Tudou …

Alibaba Launches Internet TVs In China With Haier 01 December 2014

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, the Chinese giant company has now expanded its venture by offering new television sets, complete with shopping and entertainment features. Alibaba and its partner Electronics  launched new TVs in Wednesday that provide users with access to the e-commerce company’s Taobao and Tmall online marketplaces as well as movies and video games. …

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