China’s C-Media Completes Investment In YOU On Demand

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 5:30am PST

youondemandThe $19M payment brings C-Media’s total investment in the China pay TV VOD service up to $25M, and gives it three of YOU On Demand‘s seven board seats, the companies say this morning. Two current board members, Michael Jackson (former … Read More »

Comments (1)

Disney And Lionsgate Will Support YOU On Demand’s Mobile Service In China

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 5:00am PST

The arrangement should help YOU to beef up its mobile VOD business, which kicked off in November with films from Paramount. You On DemandWhile the company isn’t disclosing deal terms, it expects to ultimately have 500 movies for its … Read More »

Comments (1)

YOU On Demand Offers Films On VOD In China Weeks After They Debut In Theaters

By | Thursday January 31, 2013 @ 12:15pm PST

Studio and theater owners who wonder what would happen to sales if movies are rushed to home video should keep an eye on what’s happening in China. Warner Bros has begun an experiment to stay ahead of DVD … Read More »

Comments (2)

Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Everybody Dance’ Trips, Steve Coogan Returns, Cineworld Up

By | Thursday August 16, 2012 @ 9:01pm PDT

‘Everybody Dance Now’ Stumbles But Murdochs Keep Music Playing
Everybody Dance Now, a new Australian series hosted by Lachlan Murdoch’s wife Sarah Murdoch and featuring American “dance masters” Kelly Rowland and Jason Derülo, has stumbled badly on Network Ten, whose chairman is … Lachlan Murdoch. The Sunday night premiere averaged just 598,000 viewers against Nine’s debuting Big Brother and local crime series Underbelly: Badness. The audience dropped to 304,000 for the second episode on Monday night. Ten insists it’s sticking with the show produced by FremantleMedia Australia, although it’s been cut back to one hour on Sunday nights from three hours over two nights. Offering more than $A450,000 ($472,000) in prizes, the show aims to find the most entertaining dance act in Oz.  - Don Groves

Alan Partridge Returns To UK TV Ahead Of Big Screen Debut
Funnyman Steve Coogan is bringing his signature character, Alan Partridge, back to UK television audiences next year via Sky Atlantic. The show, Mid Morning Matters 2, follows a first series that was aired on Sky Atlantic this year. It sees the hapless, politically incorrect radio presenter working at a shabby radio station in North Norfolk, England. Filming has begun on the series that’s produced by Coogan and Veep’s Armando Iannucci along with Baby Cow chief exec Henry Normal. There’s an Alan Partridge feature in the works that starts shooting in January for an August 16, 2013 UK release which StudioCanal is handling. Coogan and Iannucci penned that script with frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Peter Baynham and Neil and Rob Gibbons. Declan Lowney is directing. Read More »

Comments (2)

Paramount Films To Hit China VOD In Pact With YOU On Demand

By | Wednesday August 1, 2012 @ 6:00am PDT

(New York, NY, 08/01/12) – YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: YOD) PRC subsidiary, a leading Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) platform in China, announced today that it has signed an agreement to offer Paramount Pictures titles through YOU On Demand’s Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) services in the People’s Republic of China.

Read More »

Comments (0)

China VOD Provider ‘YOU On Demand’ To Trade On NASDAQ

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 1:46pm PDT

YOU On Demand NASDAQThe company name sounds a little creepy, but investors attracted to anything that has to do with China and entertainment may be glad to know that beginning tomorrow NASDAQ will carry shares of YOU On Demand, China’s top provider of pay-per-view and VOD services, under the ticker symbol “YOD.”  It currently offers films from Disney, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, and Miramax.  Before you call in your “buy” order, you should know that the company’s still in its investment phase and lost $4.2M in Q1 — an increase from its $2.6M loss in the period last year — on revenues of about $2M, up 20%. This month CEO Shane McMahon loaned the company $3M. Company shares have lost nearly 40% of their value over the last 12 months in over the counter trading. These and other factors “raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” YOU On Demand says in its latest Read More »

Comments (0)