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Chinese Online Giant Alibaba to Buy Youku Tudou Streaming Site

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Jack Ma’s Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba Group is to acquire Youku Tudou, one of China’s two largest streaming video operators. The merger will give Alibaba access to more than half a billion online video users. – Leo Barraclough, Variety

Alibaba’s Streaming Video Subscription Service Rolls Out In China

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The price of TBO is reported to be 39 Yuan per month, about $6.14 U.S. First spotted by Tech in Asia, the service is already available to some users on the company’s smart TV operating system. TBO will give subscribers access to both TV shows and movies from Lionsgate, including popular shows such as Twilight and Mad Men. – Dispatch Times

Alibaba is launching TBO, a movie streaming business for China

Known as Tmall Box Office, or TBO, the service will offer a mix of third-party and in-house content, as well as domestic and foreign videos, Reuters reported June 14. About 90% of TBO’s content will be paid for, either by subscription or per broadcast. […] The deal could be good news for Netflix, which was reportedly in talks with Wasu recently about doing business in China. While it’s likely too late for a “Netflix China” launch, Netflix has recently begun securing the global distribution rights for in-house and third-party titles. – Josh Horwitz, Quartz