Asia


Eleven to start charging in SE Asia as sports broadcaster expands rights portfolio

Eleven Sports has announced a series of rights deals for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, with the broadcaster branding itself as “a new home for sports fans in Asia” with plans to launch a paid offering. The broadcaster will deliver over 2,000 hours of live sports in the region, securing the rights to: Spain’s Copa […]

Q India to launch dedicated alternative animation channel

Indian media group Qyou Media has announced the launch of a new channel dubbed Q Kahaniyan. The new channel, a spin-off from the popular The Q India that is available to over 676 million users in India, will focus on animated content that targets 15-35 year olds in the country. The channel will initially be […]

China Evergrande Group sells entire stake in streaming company HengTen 

China Evergrande Group, the country’s second-largest property development business, has sold its 18% stake in streaming company HengTen Networks Group. Evergrande has agreed a HK$2.13 billion (US$273.5 million) sale, representing a loss of HK$8.5 billion, as the property developer struggles to avoid defaulting on its debts.  The departure represents a dramatic change for HengTen over […]

Toonz launches pay TV channel for Indonesia

India’s Toonz Media Group has launched Toonz Kids, a new pay-TV children’s channel in Indonesia, available via local satellite TV network Transvision. The bilingual channel, which went live on 14 November, includes shows in both Bahasa and English, and is targeted at 4-to-12-year-olds. Toonz Kids will focus on edutainment and entertainment shows while also looking […]

Astro TV integrates Netflix

Malaysian telco Astro has announced the integration of Netflix into its Astro TV set-top box.  The app joins a growing portfolio of streaming service available on Astro including Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI and TVBAnywhere+. To complement the launch, Astro has also launched a number of new packages. These include the Primary pack, Entertainment, Sports, […]

Prime Video launches on StarHub TV+

Singaporean telco StarHub has announced the launch of Amazon Prime Video on its StarHub TV+ pay TV platform. The ninth OTT service to be fully integrated within StarHub TV+, Prime Video’s content portfolio of originals and licenced content complements StarHub’s offering which it claims to be the largest local repository of streaming services, apps and […]

SPNI extends Champions League rights deal

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has renewed its broadcast rights deals with UEFA in a three year extension. The broadcaster will continue to broadcast the Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup, Youth League and Conference League through to the end of the 2023/24 season. SPNI will carry 138 matches of the top-flight Champions League including […]

Omdia: Disney+ Hotstar boosts OTT to surpass pay TV in SE Asia

Total cumulative paid OTT subscriptions will surpass traditional pay TV in Asia and Oceania this year, according to a new report from Omdia. According to Omdia, DTVE’s sister research organisation, growth in online video will mainly come from the South-Eastern Asia region, where it is being fuelled by the launch of new low-cost plans by […]

Positive performance for Indian DTH market

The Indian pay TV market added 290,000 DTH subscribers in Q2 2021. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the DTH sector has displayed “phenomenal growth”, in recent times. As of June 30, 2021, there is a subscriber base of around 69.86 million in the country. This does not factor in the subscribers […]

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