Leading anime company GDH, parent company of animation house Gonzo, plans to increase its delivery in China via Shanghai-based Wang You Media’s video streaming site, 8850.com. According to Daily Variety, Wang You will receive $500,000 from GDH to help finance the initiative, which will see online distribution of both Gonzo productions and content from other outfits.
Assisting Wang You with 8850.com is affiliate Beijing Yangguang Wangshi Internet Technology. The latter operates Wangyou.com, a social networking site boasting approximately 10 million registered members. Wang You will also work with the Digital Content Assn. of Japan on a project that will analyze traffic patterns and monitor piracy in an effort to support the export of Japanese animation to China.