Author: Rita Liao

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Rita Liao

Telling the uncommon China stories through tech. Rita can be reached at ritaliao@technode.com.

iQIYI nabs exclusive China rights to acclaimed films of 2017

Editor’s note: This article by Rita Liao was originally published by TechNode. It has been re-posted here with permission. Baidu-owned iQIYI, widely regarded as a Netflix of China, has announced that it secured exclusive online broadcasting rights in China for six films nominated by this year’s Golden Globe Awards, including the acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water. This means film buffs will not be able to watch these films through the other Chinese video platforms such as Alibaba’s Youku-Tudou and Tencent Video. The video streaming sector in China has become hotly contested as players clamor to squeeze...

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