8 JANUARY 2016, HONG KONG – World Mahjong Limited, owners and operators of the World Series of Mahjong have signed an agreement with one of the largest internet television platforms in China – Youku Tudou. Youku will broadcast two episodes of 50-minute programs produced by WSOM that feature the 2015 WSOM Championship Main Event held on December 5 and 6 in Macau at The Venetian Macao Resort. The program will be broadcast by Youku in early 2016 on the company’s main internet television platform.
As of January 2010 Youku.com was ranked #1 in the Chinese internet video sector. Youku Tudou is the result of the 2012 merger of Chinese internet sites Youku and Tudou, creating one of China’s biggest video sites. Prior to the announcement of the merger, Youku was the #11 website in China, and Tudou was #14.
WSOM features the best mahjong players from around the world, all competing for cash prizes in an exhilarating tournament held in Asia’s entertainment capital.
“The 2015 World Series of Mahjong Championship marked an important step in our bid to organize the highest-quality mahjong tournament in the world,” said Mr. Jim Mehren, President of World Mahjong Limited. “Our broadcast agreement with Youku Tudou in China is a significant milestone in our plan to bring the event to a larger audience of mahjong enthusiasts, especially in the largest mahjong playing market in the world, China. We look forward to working closely with Youku Tudou to broaden the appeal of the World Series of Mahjong.”
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ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES OF MAHJONG:
The World Series of Mahjong is the first, true world championship mahjong tournament that offers a significant prize purse. The tournament is open to any participant of legal age, and is promoted throughout the world. The event is owned and operated by World Mahjong Ltd.
ABOUT WORLD MAHJONG LTD:
The World Series of Mahjong is owned and managed by World Mahjong Limited. World Mahjong Limited was founded by a team of international media and entertainment professionals who are based in the Greater China region and well-versed in the management of high-profile international sporting and entertainment events.
ABOUT YOU KU
Youku Tudou Inc. is an Internet television company. The Company’s Internet television platform enables consumers to search, view and share video content quickly and easily across multiple devices in the People’s Republic of China. Its monthly visitors from home and office personal computer (PC) users numbered approximately 256 million and 169 million for Youku platform and Tudou platform, respectively. Through its Youku and Tudou platforms, it has built an online video content library. The videos accessible on its two platforms are produced content, such as television serial dramas, movies, variety shows, current events reports and music videos. The remaining content consists of user-generated content and in-house productions. The Company licenses professionally produced video content at fixed rates for a specified term. The terms of its licenses vary depending on the type of content and producer, though the terms for television serial dramas and movies range from six months to ten years.
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