|SEVEN STARS CLOUD GROUP, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/13/2017|
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The following management’s discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the notes thereto and the other financial information appearing elsewhere in this report. In addition to historical information, the following discussion contains certain forward-looking information. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements” above for certain information concerning those forward-looking statements.
Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSC) is aiming to become a global leader in providing next-generation Artificial-Intelligent (AI) & Fintech Powered, Supply Chain + Digital Finance Solutions. SSC’s innovative model helps businesses enhance and unlock operational and capital value from both the supply chain and real assets. In addition, SSC offers a closed trade ecosystem for buyers and sellers designed to eliminate transactional middlemen and create a more direct and margin-expanding path for principals. There are three engines that drive our business platform: 1. Intelligent Supply Chain Management; 2. Asset Based Securitization and Tokenization Issuance and Trading Platform and 3. Digital Index and Financial Derivatives Issuance and Trading Platform; All three engines are supported by “ABCD” Technology & Infrastructure (A: Artificial IntelligenceI, B: Blockchain, C: Cloud Computing, D: Data).
SSC launched its legacy VOD service through the acquisition of YOD Hong Kong (formerly Sinotop Group Limited) on July 30, 2010, through its subsidiary China CB Cayman. Through a series of contractual arrangements, YOD WFOE, the subsidiary of YOD Hong Kong, controls Sinotop Beijing, a corporation established in the PRC. Sinotop Beijing was the 80% owner of Zhong Hai Media until June 30, 2017, through which we provided: 1) integrated value–added business–to–business (“B2B”) service solutions for the delivery of VOD and enhanced premium content for digital cable; 2) integrated value–added business–to–business–to–customer (“B2B2C”) service solutions for the delivery of VOD and enhanced premium content for IPTV and OTT providers and; 3) a direct to user, or B2C, mobile video service app. The detail of the disposal of Zhong Hai Media has been disclosed in Note 11.
On October 8, 2016, the Company signed an agreement to form a partnership with Zhejiang Yanhua ("Yanhua Agreement"), where Yanhua will act as the exclusive distribution operator (within the territory of the PRC) of the Company's licensed library of major studio films. According to the Yanhua Agreement, the existing legacy Hollywood pay-per-view contents as well as other IP contents specified in the agreement, along with the corresponding authorized rights letter that the Company is entitled to, will be transferred to Yanhua as a whole package for a minimum guarantee fee of RMB 13,000,000. In addition to the minimal guarantee fee of RMB 13,000,000, a provision in the Yanhua Agreement states that revenue recognized from the existing content transferred from the Company to Yanhua in excess of RMB 13,000,000, will be shared with the Company from the date when this revenue threshold is reached based on a certain revenue-sharing mechanism stipulated in the Yanhua Agreement.