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China’s Tencent partners with HBO for TV show streaming

Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc’s HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country’s authorities. […] Tencent declined to say how much it spent on HBO’s content, nor did it give a date for release. The TV series and films are set to be broadcast in the very near future, said Tencent, as they are still subject to approval from China’s regulators and may need to be censored. Earlier this year, China’s state broadcaster CCTV aired a chopped version of Game of Thrones which one viewer said resembled a “medieval castle documentary”. – Paul Carsten,Reuters 
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China’s Tencent, Warner Music partner for music streaming

Chinese fans of Linkin Park and Jason Mraz will be able to stream licensed music from Tencent Holding Ltd after the internet firm said on Thursday it had signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group (WMG). […] Tencent doesn’t disclose how much money it makes from its music business, including its QQ Music streaming service, but QQ Music falls under its social network group, which contributed almost one quarter of total revenues for the third quarter, growing 47 percent from a year ago. Under the deal, Tencent will also help promote WMG’s artists through its video service, social networks and PC and mobile games. – Paul Carsten,Reuters
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Chinese web TV giant Youku Tudou adds 2 execs

China’s leading web television company Youku Tudou announced on Wednesday that it has hired Teddy Gu as chief product officer and Jerry Li as senior vice president. Gu will be responsible for product strategy and operations and its direct-to-consumer business. He comes to Youku Tudou after a decade with China’s largest internet portal, Tencent, […] Tencent is the chief rival of Alibaba.com in China’s internet business.[…] Li will be in charge of talent management and corporate business development. He comes to the company from AsiaInfo Group, where he was a VP responsible for talent management, organizational development and driving key investment projects in startups in mobile, cloud computing and big data. – Todd Longwell,StreamDaily 
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