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US-China trade war hits TV panel orders

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South Korean TV brands’ panel purchasing volume is forecast to decline a little to 17.3 million units in the second quarter of 2019, down 3% from the previous quarter or 1% from a year ago. This, said IHS Markit, is indicative of weakness in panel purchasing following a decline of 2% in the first quarter on a quarter-to-quarter basis and no change on a year-on-year basis. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2WDtf0M

China will partly lift internet censorship for one of its provinces to promote tourism

China plans to lift some internet censorship on the southern tropical island of Hainan to promote tourism. Visitors to select areas of Hainan will be able to access Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, according to a new plan authorities have put together to turn the province into a free trade port by 2020. It’s not clear if other banned platforms will be uncensored. – Shannon Liao, The Verge https://ift.tt/2lpd4A6

China’s Youku Acquires Streaming Rights to 2018 Soccer World Cup

The FIFA Club World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world, and soccer fandom in China, the world’s most populous nation, has soared in recent years. China’s national team continues to struggle on the world stage, and the country won’t be represented at the 2018 tournament. But the Chinese government is eager to elevate the nation’s state of play and has regularly invested in building out the sport — even China’s President Xi Jinping is known to be an avid fan of the game. – Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2KZSroM

China moves against anime on streaming sites

Many speculated that the ban of the popular DARLING in the FRANXX might signal the tightening of online content regulations. It is rumored that the government will require all future imported content to be reviewed before releasing on streaming platforms—the domestic anime market and Japanese anime industry could both take a huge hit from the policy change. China is the currently the largest buyer of Japanese anime and Japan has profited from the explosive popularity of anime in China in recent years. – Nicole Jao, TechNode http://ift.tt/2Elmqoq

WWE Network to Launch in China

WWE will launch the WWE Network in the world’s most populous country for the first time after striking an exclusive deal with Suning Sports Media. Starting Aug. 18, the WWE Network will be available on Suning’s PPTV platform as a subscription video-on-demand service that will include a raft of WWE content, all live pay-per-view events including the marquee promotions Wrestlemania and Summerslam. – Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2hVI7oc

Netflix Strikes Streaming Deal With China’s iQIYI

Growing censorship controls have also made it harder to air foreign content on Chinese streaming services. Censors now require entire series to be approved before a show can begin to be carried by a platform, something that restricted Netflix-style binge viewing. It is not clear how iQIYI will overcome this issue and still make content available in synch with Netflix’s simultaneous global release pattern. – Patrick Frater, Variety http://ift.tt/2picpnr
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