An online concert featuring Irish band Westlife became the first success of Tencent’s Channels short video platform on WeChat. Photo: AFP
An online concert featuring Irish band Westlife became the first success of Tencent’s Channels short video platform on WeChat. Photo: AFP
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With concerts and pop stars, Tencent’s Channels emerges as big challenger to short video giants Douyin, Kuaishou

  • Tencent has been organising online concerts featuring major stars from the 1990s and 2000s, such as Lo Ta-yu, Jay Chou and Westlife
  • The growing popularity of WeChat’s Channels could shake up the Chinese short video market, which has been led by ByteDance’s Douyin

An online concert featuring Irish band Westlife became the first success of Tencent’s Channels short video platform on WeChat. Photo: AFP
An online concert featuring Irish band Westlife became the first success of Tencent’s Channels short video platform on WeChat. Photo: AFP
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