Asia


Serie A launches international broadcast rights tender, but excludes MENA

Italian football top flight league Serie A has excluded the MENA region from the launch of its 2021/22-23/24 broadcast rights tender. The league has launched the rights tender for 57 international territories, including 52 country-specific contracts, four continental tranches and one global offer. In addition, the body has launched mirrored packages for the Coppa Italia […]

Informa Tech partners with IMDA and STB to launch ConnecTechAsia

Informa Tech, along with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to launch a new flagship event for Asia in 2021. Taking place in H2 2021, the first edition will be a hybrid event bringing together Government, businesses in the infocomm, media and tech […]

Netflix facing censorship calls in India over A Suitable Boy

Netflix is facing calls for censorship in India. The news comes a week after the Indian government announced that streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video would be placed under the regulatory supervision of the country’s ministry of information and broadcasting. On Sunday, an Indian state asked police to investigate the Netflix series A […]

WarnerMedia announces senior team for India, Southeast Asia and Korea

WarnerMedia International has revealed its new consolidated leadership team across India, Southeast Asia and Korea, which will be headed by Clement Schwebig. The move comes as part of the AT&T-owned company’s ongoing global restructuring to focus on streaming operations, and will unite WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, which comprises the legacy Turner and HBO businesses, with Warner […]

BritBox launches in Australia in latest step of global rollout

ITV-BBCS joint-venture SVOD BritBox has made its bow in Australia. The streamer offers viewers ‘the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy on demand’, and launches in the country following successful rollouts in the US, Canada and the UK. The former two countries have a combined total of more than one million subscribers. Launching […]

Netflix launches StreamFest free weekend in India

In its latest attempts to attract users in India, Netflix will offer prospective users a free weekend at the beginning of December. The company, calling the weekend of December 5-6 ‘StreamFest, will allow non-subscribers access to its entire catalogue – ranging from acquired content to original series and movies. All users need to hand over […]

Biggest IPL ever sees 383 billion minutes watched in major boost for Disney in India

The 2020 iteration of the Indian Premier League attracted record audiences and a significant boost for Disney-owned Star India. The competition, which had been delayed twice, was hosted as a special edition in the United Arab Emirates over a two month period which wrapped up last week. According to figures released by the Broadcast Audience […]

Sturdy APAC telco results dampen effects of pandemic on global market 

Better-than-expected results from operators in the APAC region will buoy global spend on telco and pay TV service. According to new stats from the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on pay TV and telecommunication services will reach US$1.57 billion in 2020, representing a decline of 1.1% as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The […]

VCNI appoints Villani as co-lead for Australia and New Zealand

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has today announced the appointment of Jarrod Villani as co-lead of the media giant’s Australia and New Zealand business. Villani joins Beverley McGarvey, who was appointed chief content officer and executive vice president in March and is responsible for all content and creative activities related to the company’s networks and digital […]

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