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Mola TV selects Viaccess-Orca for English Premier League delivery

OTT and TV platform content productions and data solutions provider Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced a deal with Indonesian entertainment network Mola TV. The partnership will see Mola TV deploy VO’s Secure Video Player to deliver its coverage of the English Premier League. While acting against piracy, the VO Secure Video Player also features client-side advertising […]

Freeview Australia deploys HbbTV 2.0

Freeview Australia has launched its new free enhanced HbbTV service. The new Freeview solution combines 35 linear channels with access to an on demand library of more than 50,000 programmes. It is set to be rolled out on April 14, and will deliver content from ABC iview, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now and 10 play. […]

Flix Snip continues Asian expansion with Korea Telecom deal

Short-form VOD app Flix Snip has announced a partnership with Korea Telecom on its HD IPTV and OTT service, Olleh TV. The deal will see Flix Snip provide Olleh TV subscribers over 350 movies and series, from genres such as Dramas, Comedies, Animations, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, and Family.  The service already had a presence in […]

Indian media and entertainment market to exceed $23 billion by 2023

The Indian media and entertainment sector is expected to rapidly increase this year with a value of INR1.73 trillion (US$23.7 billion). According to a new FICCI-EY report, the M&E sector in India is expected to reach INR 2.23 trillion (US$30.6 billion) by 2023 at a CAGR of 17%. TV is expected to remain the largest […]

Australian SVOD Stan ups Martin Kugeler to acting CEO

Australian SVOD Stan has promoted chief financial officer Martin Kugeler into the role of acting CEO, following the elevation of former CEO Mike Sneesby to CEO at parent company Nine Entertainment. Kugeler, who also serves as the director of strategy, sport, business development and product, will hold the role until a permanent replacement is found […]

Netflix & Disney+ Hotstar account for 78% of SVOD revenues in India, after surge in subs

Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar accounted for 50% of all SVOD subscribers in India in 2020 and almost 80% of subscription revenues in the country, according to data revealed today. The findings, which come from Omdia’s latest 2021 Online Video Market and Consumer Trends Report, found that online video subscriptions revenue grew by 142% in India […]

SK Telecom joins SRT Alliance

Korea’s largest telco, SK Telecom (SKT), has joined the SRT Alliance. The body, which is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers focused on achieving low latency video transport, said that SKT will also adopt the SRT open source protocol. SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is a free open source video transport protocol and technology […]

ATSC and TDSI announce partnership for Next Gen broadcasting standards in India

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) has announced an agreement which will see the bodies collaborate on broadcasting standards for mobile. The partnership enables TSDSI to adopt ATSC standards, with the bodies describing this as a promotion of “global harmonisation of digital broadcasting standards.” TDSI said that the […]

Extreme E secures Chinese broadcast with Tencent deal

Upcoming off-road electric race series Extreme E has secured distribution in China in a deal with media giant Tencent.  Tencent will stream all five of the championship’s X Prixs on its digital platform, QQ.com along with its associated apps Tencent Sports, Tencent News and Tencent Video. Tencent will also carry Extreme E’s race highlights and […]

‘Sluggish’ pay TV growth in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pay TV market is set for ‘sluggish’ growth, claims a new report. According to analysis from GlobalData, the Chinese region will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7% between 2020 and 2025. The report claims that this is primarily due to intense competition from OTT video streaming service platforms such as […]

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