Tencent Video

Tencent Video (Chinese: 腾讯视频; pinyin: Téngxùn Shìpín, also called WeTV outside of China) is a Chinese video streaming website owned by Tencent. The website launched in April 2011, and is one of China's largest online video platforms. As of March 2022, Tencent Video has over 1.268 billion mobile monthly active users, and 123 million VIP subscribers, making it the 4th largest streaming service in the world, after Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+. Tencent Video also operates an international version, WeTV,[1] which was launched in 2018.

Tencent Video
TencentVideo.svg
Available inMandarin
IndustryEntertainment
ProductsStreaming media
Video on demand
ParentTencent
URLv.qq.com

HistoryEdit

In April 2011, Tencent Video officially launched with an independent domain. Tencent Video supports online Video-on-Demand, and television broadcasts, and in July 2017 began featuring video content on China's biggest television maker, TCL.[2]

UsageEdit

As of October 2017, Tencent Video's revenue is CNY 65.2 billion (US$9.87 billion). In September 2017, Tencent Video was one of eight Chinese apps in the top 30 mobile apps with the largest revenue in the App Store and Google Play Stores. In October 2017, Tencent Video ranked along the top 15 apps with the largest global consolidated monthly income with Tencent Video ranked top in revenue of iOS entertainment applications in China in October 2017.[3]

CensorshipEdit

Tencent's relationship with the Chinese government has stirred controversy, as content produced or distributed by the platform is subject to censorship with high levels of surveillance.[4][5][6]

EventsEdit

  • June 2011, the Tencent Video documentary channel was officially launched.[7]
  • August 2012, Tencent Video reached 200 million daily average broadcasts.
  • April 17, 2013, Tencent Video's first British drama "Happy Lovers" (Coupling) was independently broadcast on their website.[8]
  • April 27, 2013, Tencent Video reached an agreement with six major production companies including BBC Worldwide, ITV Studios, Fremantle Media, All3Media International, and Endemol.[9]
  • June 3, 2013, Tencent Video's British TV channel was launched, which was China's first British drama broadcast platform.[10]
  • April 27, 2022, Disney China announced that "迪家影视俱乐部" (literal translation Disney+ Film and Television Club) will be launched on Tencent Video,[11] providing Disney's movies, children's animation series and documentaries.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WeTV
  2. ^ The Business Times. "Tencent makes smart TV push in joint venture with China's biggest TV maker". The Business Times Singapore. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. ^ Liu, Alon. "Tencent Third Quarter Earnings Report: Tencent Video realized strong growth in business and revenue". Tencent Technology. Archived from the original on 2017-12-12. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  4. ^ "No cults, no politics, no ghouls: how China censors the video game world". the Guardian. 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2022-02-07.
  5. ^ Kharpal, Arjun (2020-05-08). "Chinese tech giant Tencent reportedly surveilled foreign users of WeChat to help censorship at home". CNBC. Retrieved 2022-02-07.
  6. ^ York, Will Pavia, New. "Chinese streaming platform Tencent edits Fight Club to appease censors". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2022-02-07.
  7. ^ "Tencent video documentary channel was launched". tech.ifeng.com. Archived from the original on 2017-12-12. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  8. ^ "Tencent video first British drama was online". ent.qq.com (in Chinese (China)). Archived from the original on 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  9. ^ "腾讯视频与BBC等制作公司达成中国最大英剧资源引进". ent.ifeng.com. Archived from the original on 2017-12-12. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  10. ^ "腾讯视频发布独家大剧计划 打造第一英剧平台_娱乐_腾讯网". ent.qq.com (in Chinese (China)). Archived from the original on 2017-12-12. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  11. ^ 迪士尼“迪家影视俱乐部”上线腾讯视频 https://www.jiemian.com/article/7392315.html https://web.archive.org/web/20220504010704/https://www.jiemian.com/article/7392315.html
  12. ^ 腾讯视频携迪士尼上线迪家影视俱乐部 以影迷生态为会员体验增值 http://news.jxntv.cn/2022/0429/9610188.shtml https://web.archive.org/web/20220504010756/http://news.jxntv.cn/2022/0429/9610188.shtml

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