Tudou and Tencent Launch Partnered Video Search Service

China's leading video and portal players ink strategic deal to jointly expand user experience when searching video contents online

Jun 24, 2010, 05:30 ET from Tudou.com

SHANGHAI, June 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China's leading video website Tudou (http://www.tudou.com ) and leading portal Tencent joint efforts in launching Tudou and Soso partnered video search service (http://soso.tudou.com/ ) today.

Through the partnered video search service, users can find video contents available on the world wide web powered by Tencent's search vertical brand Soso (http://www.soso.com ) technology. The search results can be ranked and filtered by video length, update recency, and hosting sources from Tencent Soso's comprehensive video search index database. Additional features including personal search keyword history, popular keyword buzz charts, today's top videos by categories are added to enhance personal and editorial flavor of the service. On Tudou.com, users now have access to videos not only hosted by Tudou but other major video websites. Users can also get easy one-click to Soso web search results relevant to any keywords they type in, as well as use multiple Soso verticals such as Image, Music, Blog searches. This is a synergized and strategic move for both heavyweights in China's Internet video and search categories to jointly expand user reach and level of experience.

"Tudou's eye focuses on the users, and we continue to innovate ways to simplify users' tasks in finding what they want to watch online," said Gary Wang, Tudou Founder and CEO. Even with more than 36 million videos on Tudou, there are a lot more videos to search out there on the web that we now enable by working with Tencent Soso offering one-stop video search solution. We feel it is a smart and complimentary to serve more than 85% of Chinese Internet users who are regularly conducting search and watching videos online."

Tudou Soso video Search: http://soso.tudou.com/

About Tudou.com:

Tudou.com is the leading online video platform in China, where users can upload, view and share video clips. Tudou went live on April 15, 2005 and has grown into one of the world's largest content delivery networks hosting 36 million videos, including amateur video-blogging and user-generated videos, professional content such as movie clips, TV series and music videos from our content partners, as well as made-for-Internet original programming produced by Tudou. Tudou has established extensive business relationships with over 2500 well-known content providers, content agents, traditional and new media, as well as mobile operators in the Asian region. With the brand slogan "Today's TV Network, Tomorrow's Tudou," the company's vision is building a video destination where people can find what they want to see, share what they create, and connect with like-minded people. Tudou never stops working toward this vision since 2005.

SOURCE Tudou.com