October 28, 2016 1:24 PM ET

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Company Overview of Youku Tudou Inc.

Company Overview

Youku Tudou Inc. operates as an Internet television company in the People’s Republic of China. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view, and share video content across various devices. The company’s services for users comprise online video content library consisting primarily of professionally produced content, including television serial dramas, movies, current event reports, variety shows, and music videos. It also provides guided user-generated content through Youku Paike and Youku Niuren programs; and produces a range of content, such as sponsored Web serial dramas, reality shows, interviews, and variety shows under the Youku Originals brand, as well as on Tudou pla...

SinoSteel Plaza

11th Floor

8 Haidian Street

Haidian District

Beijing,  100080


Founded in 2005

2,797 Employees


86 10 5885 1881

Key Executives for Youku Tudou Inc.

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 49
President and Director
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 44
Chief Content Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Heyi Studios
Age: 45
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Youku Tudou Inc. Key Developments

Movie Satellite Channel Program Production Center Files Lawsuit against Apple, Youku and Heyi Information and Technology (Beijing) Company Ltd in China over Infringement of Online Rights

Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China's broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old. A Beijing court says the case has been brought by a production center that alleges that Apple has infringed its exclusive online rights to broadcast a film that depicts Chinese fighting against Japanese soldiers in northern China in the early 1930s. The plaintiff is also suing the developer and operator of the Youku HD app available on Apple's App Store that it says enabled users to watch the film and caused it "huge economic losses. The court says it has accepted the case brought by Movie Satellite Channel Program Production Center that comes under the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. The plaintiff alleges that Apple has infringed its exclusive online rights to broadcast "Xuebo dixiao," which loosely translates as "Bloody Fight with the Fierce Enemy" and was first shown in 1994. The production center is also suing Heyi Information and Technology (Beijing) Company Ltd., which developed and operated the Youku HD app. The plaintiff wants the two companies to immediately stop broadcasting the film and is seeking compensation of CNY 50,000 plus its "reasonable expenditure" of CNY 20,158 in attempting to stop the infringement of its rights.

Youku Tudou Inc.(NYSE:YOKU) dropped from Russell Global Index

Youku Tudou Inc.(NYSE:YOKU) dropped from Russell Global Index

Youku Tudou Inc.(NYSE:YOKU) dropped from MSCI Acwi + Frontier Markets(acwi Fm) All Cap Index

Youku Tudou Inc.(NYSE:YOKU) dropped from MSCI Acwi + Frontier Markets(acwi Fm) All Cap Index

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