30 Days Inside Chinese Livestreaming

Livestreaming is big business in China, with the top live streamers making more than $100,000 per month broadcasting regular shows through a multitude of apps. Unlike Twitch, these streaming apps are made for entertainment rather than gaming. Could livestream fever take hold in the United States? Sophia tries out the popular Chinese livestreaming app YY for a month to see what it’s like to broadcast her life. In the process, she speaks to several people who have studied the industry, including Hao Wu, director of the upcoming documentary “People’s Republic of Desire.”

Originally published on Beme News YouTube and CNNgo on July 30, 2018

Credit: Co-producer, DP, Cinematographer