SHANGHAI, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Tudou, China's leading online video website www.tudou.com, has announced an agreement with Disney Media Distribution to bring popular U.S. TV series including "Criminal Minds," "Desperate Housewives," "Cougar Town," and "Lost" to the Chinese online video audience.
Complete episodes and all seasons of these Disney TV series will be available on Tudou.com with high definition format and professional quality Chinese subtitles. Audiences will be able to access all previous seasons of "Criminal Minds" (Season 1 to 5), "Cougar Town" (Season 1) and "Lost" (Season 1 to 6) on-demand. In addition, Chinese audiences will have access to episodes from the latest seasons of these hit series closely after their telecast in the United States.
"Criminal Minds," the widely popular crime-busting action series featuring an FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit crew launched back in September 2005 on CBS Network and has been a long time U.S. TV ratings winner. The crime procedural has been very well received among Chinese audiences. All episodes of "Criminal Minds" will be available on a specially designed feature page on Tudou.com (http://zone.tudou.com/criminal_minds/).
Tudou has been expanding content partnerships with other Hollywood studios and publishers in the Asian region. More of the popular international high quality programming will be made available to the over 300 million Chinese Internet video audience, some with same or approximate window as that in overseas market.
About Disney Media Distribution
Disney Media Distribution is the distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the licensing of branded and non-branded entertainment to all platforms in Asia Pacific including free-to-air, cable and satellite broadcasters and mobile, broadband and VOD platforms. Its program portfolio includes quality feature films, critically-acclaimed network television series, ABC news programming, the very best in animation and prestigious specials such as the Academy Awards. Disney Media Distribution also oversees channel distribution of the much-loved Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney which are distributed on all major pay TV platforms in the region.
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 around 40 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.