30 November 2020 16:18

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Tubi enters into a content deal with Wanda Pictures

Collaboration with one of the largest Chinese film production and distribution companies

Will kick off with original and exclusive dubbed versions of films Detective Chinatown 2 and The King’s Avatar: For the Glory

Tubi,a division of FOX Entertainment, announced it has entered a content deal with Chinese film and television studio Wanda Pictures. The partnership will launch with original and exclusive English-dubbed versions of Detective Chinatown 2, the sixth highest grossing movie of all time in China. The deal also includes an anime film set in the esports world, The King’s Avatar: For the Glory. Both films will soon be available on Tubi in the U.S. and Canada, with The King’s Avatar: For The Glory also available in Spanish in the U.S. and Mexico.

“We are thrilled to be aligning with Wanda Pictures as we look to expand our offering with storytelling from international territories,” said Adam Lewinson, Tubi’s Chief Content Officer. “Tubi viewers will soon have access to premium Chinese filmmaking such as Detective Chinatown 2, completely free.”

Detective Chinatown 2, written and directed by Chen Sicheng and starring Wang Baoqiang, Liu Haoran, Xiao Yang and Natasha Liu Bordizzo has grossed over $540 million worldwide. The sequel to the 2015 hit – which is currently streaming for free on Tubi – is the first film created and managed by Chinese companies to be filmed domestically in collaboration with local unions. DC 2 is a winner of the 34th Hundred Flowers Award.

The King’s Avatar: For The Glory, written by Youcong Li and directed by Zhiwei Deng and Juansheng Shi, is an animated feature about a skilled group of young gamers who form an electronic sports team and compete for the national championship. The film stars Ketsu, Bian Jiang, Xia Lei, and Xi Zi.

With over 33 million Monthly Active Users (MAU) and Total View Time (TVT) surpassing 200 million hours of content streamed every month since June, Tubi has more than 23,000 movies and television shows from over 250 content partners, including nearly every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.

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