Msg#: 3309191 posted 9:34 am on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hi - I am creating a new Chinese social network. The site will have video upload / viewing capabilities standard to social network sites. Do you think using a Videoegg / Grouper 3rd party white label video host would be too slow - i.e. they would probably host the files in the states and i know the bandwidth issues in China. The site will be hosted in Hong Kong for speed. Do you think it would be better to host the videos myself? Are there video hosting white label solutions in China?
Msg#: 3309191 posted 11:00 am on Apr 13, 2007 (gmt 0)
Thanks guys - Damon, which company do you use? I am thinking of hosting in Hong Kong to avoid some of the local hosting issues - what do you think? Do you know of any sites in China that give a Videoegg type white label solution?
Also keep in mind that to host social video site your site has to be properly licenced.
See for example [yahoo.cn...] the number at the bottom indicates that the site had applied and approved. The regulation isn't enforced uniformly and you can see sites that are just registered (bei) or even some not at all. For a serious site, don't miss this part of the plan.
I always believe in starting small and scale unless of course you have other people money to spend. :)
[edited by: Woz at 10:37 pm (utc) on April 16, 2007] [edit reason] Used Generic Example [/edit]
If you read chinese here is an article about video sharing sites and licensing issues. [tech.sina.com.cn...]
For a video site you will most likely need a transaction license which is not as easy to apply as a simple site registration. Looking at the major video sites, they are using such license.
The article also mention that regulation is going to be tighten. If you want to be in this play, you better act fast! When the laws come out you probably still can get a license but will be many magnitudes more difficult - in terms of time and money.