IQIYI Chief Content Officer Ma Dong to deliver keynote at Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore

Ma Dong’s session will see him share about IQIYI’s position in China’s growing digital world

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Asia’s leading entertainment content market announces today that Ma Dong, Chief Content Officer of Baidu’s IQIYI, will deliver an Asia Media Keynote speech “Digital China: The New Storyteller – IQIYI” on 9 December 2014.

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For the third consecutive year, ATF 2014 will be held in conjunction with ScreenSingapore 2014. The four-day conference programme will take place from 9 to 12 December 2014 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. ATF earlier announced a power-packed line up of international speakers including Alon Shtruzman, CEO, Keshet International (Israel), Tom Beattie, Head of Animation and Children’s Programming for Tiger Aspect Productions (United Kingdom) and Nicholas Wodtke, Vice President, Media Solution Centre, Samsung Electronics (Southeast Asia & Oceania).

IQIYI in China's digital content market
With over 450 million internet users and a growing middle class in China boosting its business, IQIYI, has grown from strength to strength to now become one of the country’s leading online television and movie portal. To further cement its leadership position in the rapidly growing China online film and TV market, the Baidu subsidiary plans to step up its efforts in 2015, making seven local films, one Hollywood film and producing 500 (15,000 hours) internet dramas. The company is looking to spend at least 300 million yuan to produce its own content.

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At the ATF conference, Ma Dong’s session on “Digital China: The New Storyteller – IQIYI”, will see him share about IQIYI’s position in China’s digital world, and the company’s journey to success.

He said, “IQIYI has grown steadily over the years, and our achievements attest to the strategic thinking and foresight of various leaders within the company. We are very pleased with our success, and look forward to further expansion in the years ahead. I am excited about sharing IQIYI’s successes and the story behind our progress at ATF, and certainly hope that conference delegates will find these insights valuable for their businesses.”

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About Asia Television Forum & Market
Asia Television Forum & Market (ATF) is Asia’s leading entertainment content market, a must-attend international platform for the financing, co-producing, buying and selling of entertainment content across all platforms. Bringing together international sellers and Asia Pacific buyers, ATF is the gateway to Asia’s entertainment content business.

About the Singapore Media Festival
The Singapore Media Festival is set to become one of Asia’s leading international media events, where the industry meets to discover the latest trends, talent and content in Asia for Film and TV. It brings together four complementary events- Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore (SS), Asian Television Awards (ATA) and Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), which will take place from 4-14 December 2014. The Singapore Media Festival is hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore, and organised by Reed Exhibitions, Contineo Media and SGIFF Ltd.

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