“Hot Blood Dance Crew Episode 10” [Full Episode w/English Subtitles]
In December 2018 iQIYI announced plans for an English version of “Hot Blood Dance Crew”. They are now announcing a new talent agent plan to expand their talent acquisition efforts in arts and entertainment.
“iQIYI Grants Format Rights to U2K for English Language Remake of ‘Hot-Blood Dance Crew‘”
(Beijing, December 19, 2018) — iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) (“iQIYI” or the “Company”), a leading innovative online entertainment service in China, today announced that it has awarded the format rights to the production company American U2K LEDs by Michael and David Uslan to remake an English version of his hit street dance competition show “Hot-Blood Dance Crew“. The new agreement represents the first time that U2K has developed the format of a Chinese variety show for English-speaking territories.
Described by U2K as “similar to ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and ‘The Voice’, but based on dancing instead of singing, with a heavy AI component”, “Hot-Blood Dance Crew” was a huge hit in China, popularizing the street dance phenomenon among Chinese youth. As the first original online Chinese variety show simultaneously broadcast on domestic and foreign platforms, “Hot-Blood Dance Crew” was broadcast overseas via Rakuten VIKI in North Americain addition to being distributed through several Asian channels, including malaysia Astro, Starhub TV in Singapore and myTV SUPER in hong kong.
U2K is a leader Hollywood production company that has increasingly become a bridge between Hollywood and Asiahaving signed similar agreements with production companies in countries such as China, India and South Korea.
iQIYI made sure to maximize the commercial potential of “Hot-Blood Dance Crew”, with the show attracting 11 major brand sponsors and net advertising revenue of 650 million RMBsetting new industry records for total number of sponsorships received, total number of sponsors and top-selling commercial spots on an online variety show in China.
“iQIYI Launches New Talent Agent Plan at iQIYI Global Conference 2019”
“Wang Xiaohui, President of Professional Content Business Group (PCG) and Chief Content Officer of iQIYI, speaks at the China Talent Agent Summit of iQIYI Global Conference 2019”
(Beijing, May 10, 2019) – iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) (“iQIYI” or the “Company”), an innovative and market-leading online entertainment company in China, today launched the plan to talent agent iQIYI Kiwi (“the Plan”) at its 2019 Global Conference. Covering talent sourcing, cultivation and promotion, the plan harnesses the full potential and resources of iQIYI’s platform, tailored content, online and offline entertainment, and commercial endorsements to create a talent agent ecosystem that will enable artist success, benefit partners, and create a new talent agent model for the internet age.
With iQIYI’s strong track record of self-produced content, new artists will gain exposure in a variety of iQIYI’s online and offline events, as well as opportunities to participate in all types of variety shows and new dramas. iQIYI also provides artists with extensive advertising channels leveraging its main website, several independent apps and advertising channels, to help artists create diverse positioning and increase fan interaction. Supported by iQIYI’s robust technology and AI capability, artists participating in the plan will also join iQIYI’s Yihui system, which helps digitize artists’ information and match them with the most appropriate content and characters. .
“The rapid growth of China’s online viewing community and their demand for quality content has created significant opportunities for artists in the internet and mobile age, as well as the talent industry. iQIYI is well positioned to promote industry development by sharing our resources and capabilities with our partners,” said Wang Xiaohui, President of Professional Content Business Group (PCG) and Chief Content Officer of iQIYI.
Hot Blood Dance Team Judges
Since the launch of the “White Swan Plan” in 2017, iQIYI has gained extensive experience in training young actors and entertainers in the entertainment industry. With the success of its own variety and drama shows such as The Rap of China, Idol Producer, Hot-Blood Dance Crew, With You and Tientsin Mystic, iQIYI has successfully produced many household names among Chinese audiences. Over the years, iQIYI has successfully joined resources across the value chain by working closely with talent agencies, Internet KOLs, colleges and universities, as well as the talent show programs of high quality of the platform.
The plan was announced at the 2019 iQIYI Global Conference Talent Agent Forum, which is the industry’s first-ever forum focused on this topic. The Forum attracted a number of senior, industry-leading professionals, including Wang Xiaohui, President of Professional Content Business Group (PCG) and Chief Content Officer of iQIYI; Leon Chen, senior vice president of iQIYI; Gu Shuhang, CEO of CAA China; Du Hua, founder of Yuehua Entertainment; Gao Shouzhi, President and Founder of EntGroup; Huang Bin, Founder and Chairman of Weifeng Entertainment; Liu Tao, CEO of SoWonderful Media Co. Ltd. and Liu Tianchi, founder of Liu Tianchi Performance Workshop.
About iQIYI, Inc.
iQIYI, Inc. is a leading innovative online entertainment service in the Chinese market. Its corporate DNA combines creative talent and technology, fostering an environment conducive to continuous innovation and successful content production. iQIYI’s platform features highly popular original content, as well as a comprehensive library of other professionally produced content, partner-generated content, and user-generated content. The company stands out in the online entertainment industry for its cutting-edge technology platform powered by advanced AI, big data analytics and other core proprietary technologies. iQIYI attracts a massive user base with huge user engagement and has developed a diverse monetization model including membership services, online advertising services, content distribution, live streaming, online games , IP licensing, online literature and e-commerce. For more information about iQIYI, please visit http://ir.iqiyi.com