Asia


APAC OTT revenues set to nearly double

OTT revenues in the Asia Pacific region are set to almost double in the next five years. According to Digital TV Research, OTT TV episodes and movies revenues for 22 countries in the region will reach US$54 billion in 2026. This total is up by 90% from the US$29 billion generated in 2020. China will […]

Indian government agency calls police on Netflix’s Bombay Begums

A government agency in India which represents child rights has called on police in the country to investigate a new Netflix show. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) alleges that the Netflix series Bombay Begums, a series released last week about five women from various walks of life in the titular city, […]

Singapore multiplay market set for continued growth

The multiplay service market in Singapore is set for steady growth over the first half of the 2020s. According to GlobalData, revenue generated from multiplay service bundles in the country from operators such as Singttel and Starhub will grow at 7% CAGR over 2020-2025. The firm says that this is largely due to rise in […]

Ateme teams up with Korea’s Digitalrich for ad insertion

Video technology provider Ateme has teamed up with Digitalrich, a leading provider of ad insertion technology in Korea, to provide an integrated advertising insertion solution encompassing Ateme’s Titan Live and Titan Mux products and Digitalrich’s ad insertion server. The partnership is designed to provide advertising customers with an all-in-one ad splicing solution capable of managing […]

China clamps down on livestreaming ecommerce and demands Alibaba reduces its media presence

The Chinese government has begun a clampdown on livestreaming ecommerce platforms in the country. The country’s market regulator, the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR), on Tuesday tightened scrutiny on platforms which sell goods directly to customers, though the regulator’s statement did not name the impacted companies such as Alibaba and ByteDance. The regulator said […]

Viu top streamer in SE Asia for monthly users in Q4

Viu has emerged as the top streaming service in Southeast Asia for viewers in Q4 2020. According to a new report from Media Partners Asia subsidiary AMPD Research, the streamer ranks first in aggregate monthly active users amongst premium major video streaming platforms in Southeast Asia – including Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.  This […]

APAC set for pay TV growth, cord-cutting to impact China

The Asia Pacific region is set to reach 630 million pay TV subscribers by 2026. The estimate from Digital TV Research would see the region’s subscriber total experience a modest increase from its 2020 total of 609 million. The region is dominated by two major countries: India and China, which will have nearly 500 million […]

ATEME integrates AVS2 into TITAN for Chinese market

Video delivery solutions provider ATEME has announced the integration of the second-generation Audio Video Standard (AVS2) into its TITAN range of products as it expands its reach in China. AVS2 is the digital audio and video compression standard formulated by the Audio and Video Coding Standard Workgroup of China which aims to meet the needs […]

Fears over streaming content as Indian Supreme Court rules in favour of screening mechanism

India is heading towards increased scrutiny of content on streaming services, with the country’s Supreme Court ruling in favour of a screening mechanism. Foreign streaming services have been in the crosshairs of the government for some time due to their ability to air free of censorship. Netflix faced calls for censorship over its series A […]

Australian pay TV set for decline

The Australian pay TV market is set for steady decline in the coming years. According to GlobalData, the total pay TV services revenue in the country will drop from US$2.4 billion in 2020 to US$2.1 billion in 2025, representing a CAGR of -2.6%. The report says that this decline will come as a result of […]