RocketJump Inks Content Supply Deal with China’s Youku Tudou

Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou.

Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original content creation starting next year.

“Viewing habits in China are shifting towards higher quality, web-native content. Partnering with digital entertainment innovators like RocketJump pairs perfectly with our commitment of furthering our entertainment and media ecosystem through showcasing and fostering top content like this for our users, both viewers and producers alike,” said Teddy Gu, chief product officer, Youku Tudou.

RocketJump, co-founded by Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold, and Desmond Dolly, began in 2010 as the FreddieW YouTube channel. It has grown to become a force in the digital direct to consumer new media landscape and has amassed a catalog of original action, comedy and family-oriented videos, and some 7.5 million subscribers on YouTube alone.

“Having the opportunity to gain exposure to wider audiences while forming a meaningful collaborative relationship in China is a huge step for our company,” said Jamie Lukaszewski, CFO of RocketJump.

RocketJump was represented in the deal by lawyers Adam Kaller and Duncan Hedges of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller LLP. The studio was advised by talent management and production company East West Artists partners Jaeson Ma, Albert Bae and Sharlot Yap and Hollywood Lawyer attorney David Kim.

In the U.S., RocketJump’s original docu-series for Hulu, produced in association with Lionsgate Television, will premiere on the site Dec. 2.

More Digital

  • Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO

    Netflix CEO Says U.S. Rollback of Net Neutrality Rules Is No Big Deal

    Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original […]

  • Netflix Reed Hastings

    Netflix Falls Short of Q2 Subscriber Expectations Worldwide, Stock Dives

    Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original […]

  • NewFronts West - Streamys Brand Awards

    IAB's NewFronts L.A. Edition to Feature Streamy Brand Awards for Advertising

    Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original […]

  • Roku TV Wireless Speakers

    Roku Launches Wireless Speakers for Roku TVs

    Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original […]

  • USA Today - Kate Gutman

    A+E Exec Kate Gutman Joins Gannett's USA Today Network as Head of Content Ventures

    Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original […]

  • Netflix Logo

    Netflix Extends Unreleased Korean Series ‘Kingdom’ for Second Season (EXCLUSIVE)

    Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original […]

  • France fans with painted facesFrance v

    France Celebrates Soccer World Cup Triumph

    Web-video content from hot digital studio RocketJump will appear in China following a deal with leading Chinese streaming platform Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou, which is currently listed in the U.S. and is in the process of being acquired by Alibaba, will begin hosting RocketJump content over the coming months. They have plans to collaborate on original […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content