Hollywood studios may beat piracy in China streaming deal

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TencentHollywood film studios have pretty much failed to overcome piracy in China, missing out on hundreds of millions in sales as pirates sell copies of brand new films on DVD or online. Some of the bigger studios are now working with Tencent, one of China’s largest internet groups, on a Netflix-style streaming service that aims to beat piracy by delivering new films to homes across China just two weeks after their US release in theaters.

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.