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China's Tencent signs deal to stream HBO shows online
China's Tencent signs deal to stream HBO shows online

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has signed an exclusive deal with Time Warner’s HBO to stream the service’s shows online in China. Tencent, one of the largest social networking and video streaming websites in China, will be the sole provider of popular programs such as “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Detective,” the firm said Tuesday. American TV shows have become increasingly popular among China’s well-educated and English-speaking youth, thanks to licensed content online and what is seen as dull programming from the country's traditional broadcast media. Chinese online firms have spent over $1 billion on...

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