Sohu.com Inc., an online media, search and game service company, provides online products and services on PCs and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China (China). Sogou Inc. (Sogou) and Changyou.com Limited (Changyou) are indirect controlled subsidiaries of the company. The company is a major Chinese language online media content and services provider. Sogou is a major online search, client software and mobile Internet product provider in China. Changyou is a major online game developer and operator in China as measured by the popularity of its PC game Tian Long Ba Bu (TLBB) and its mobile game TLBB 3D. Changyou engages primarily in the development, operation and licensing of online games for PCs and mobile devices. Most of the company’s operations are conducted through its indirect wholly-owned and majority-owned China-based subsidiaries and variable interest entities. Products and Services Brand Advertising Business The company’s main business is the brand advertising business, which offers to users, through its matrices of Chinese language online media, various content, products and services across multiple Internet-enabled devices, such as PCs, mobile phones and tablets. The majority of the company’s products and services are provided through Sohu Media Portal, Sohu Video, and Focus. Sources Sohu Media Portal Sohu Media Portal is a major online news and information provider in China. Sohu Media Portal provides users content through www.sohu.com for PCs, the mobile portal m.sohu.com and the mobile phone application Sohu News APP. The company provides content by aggregating content from other media organizations and partnering with independent contributors, and also uses content generated by the company’s in-house editorial teams. The company uses algorithms to recommend to users personalized content that might interest them. Sohu Video Sohu Video (tv.sohu.com) is a major online video content and service provider in China. The company delivers premium purchased video content, self-developed video content, and user-generated content (UGC). Professional generated content is a sub-category of UGC where the content is made by a major group of professional or semi-professional content studios. Sohu Video began to proactively develop this content category during 2015. The company provides users free access to the majority of its video content library, which includes domestic and overseas television dramas, variety shows, movies, self-developed shows and programs, news, documentaries, animations, entertainment-related content, and live television Webcasts. The company also offers selected fee-based video content, including movies and educational video content. Users could access its video content through PCs through tv.sohu.com, or through mobile devices by visiting its mobile video site or installing Sohu Video APP, its mobile video application. Focus Focus (www.focus.cn) is a major online real estate information and services provider in China. Focus provides various online content consisting of new homes for sale, properties for re-sale and home furnishing services, and other services and solutions for house seekers, homeowners, and buyers. Others Business The company also engages in the others business, which includes the filming business, mobile-related services, sub-licensing of purchased video content to third parties, and paid subscription services. Sogou’s Business Search and Search-Related Business Products and Services for Users Sogou’s main business is the search and search-related business. Sogou is a major online search, client software and mobile Internet product provider in China. Sogou offers products and services, including Sogou Search, Sogou Input Method, Sogou Browser and Sogou Web Directory to China’s online users. Sogou Search Sogou Search, which means ‘Search Dog’, is Sogou’s proprietary search engine and is conducted through Sogou.com. It performs interactive searches of various Web pages using algorithms. Upon a search query, the user is taken through an interactive process to reach the most relevant selection of integrated Website
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