Asia Pacific


Asia Pacific OTT revenues tipped to triple by 2022

Over-the-top video revenues in Asia Pacific are set to triple between 2016 and 2022, driven largely by growth in China, according to Digital TV Research. The Asia Pacific OTT TV and Video Forecasts report claims that OTT revenues from TV episodes and movies will climb from US$8.27 billion in 2016 to US$24.4 billion in 2022 […]

Asia Pacific region set to fuel global pay TV growth

The global number of pay TV subscribers will rise by 134 million between 2016 and 2022 driven largely by gains in Asia Pacific, according to Digital TV Research. The new research claims that the total number of pay TV subscribers will climb from 959 million in 2016 to 1.09 billion in 2022, after passing the 1 […]

Viacom makes trio of Asia Pacific appointments

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has made three senior appointments as part of a management rejig in the Asia Pacific region. Paras Sharma, previously senior vice-president of the MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Channel brands and digital media for Asia, will take on the position of senior vice-president and general manager for Southeast Asia. Simon […]

Asia-Pac pay TV subs set for 100m growth

Asia Pacific pay TV providers from the market top 65 companies will collectively see subscriptions to their services grown by nearly 100 million by 2021, according to new research. Digital TV Research predicts the total number of subs among them will have risen from 438 million in 2015 to 536 million six years later. The […]

New Discovery South Asia chief

More changes are afoot at Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific after the channels TV group named a new general manager for its south Asia business. Brand management specialist Karan Bajaj has been named senior VP and GM for the region, a role that focuses on the fast-growing Indian market. Rahul Johri vacated the post in February. He remains in […]

Asia Pacific pay TV market to grow at a 6% annual rate

The Asia Pacific pay TV market will grow at a 5.8% average annual rate from 2016 to 2021, according to research by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The research firm’s ‘Asia Pacific Pay TV & Broadband Markets’ report predicts that pay TV industry sales across 18 major markets in Asia Pacific will climb from US$54 billion […]

Asia Pacific OTT revenues set to rocket

OTT TV and video revenues in the Asia Pacific region are set to rocket to US$18.4 billion over the next five years, up from only US$5.7 billion (€5 billion) last year, according to projections from Digital TV Research. Advertising will be the key revenue source for OTT services, bringing in over US$8.7 billion by 2021, […]

4KUniverse to launch in Asia Pacific

New 4K UHD TV channel 4KUniverse is to launch in the Asia Pacific market on the AsiaSat satellite platform, bringing a range of movies, TV shows, documentaries and live sports in 4K to Asian viewers. The channel will make content available on AsiaSat’s own UHD channel, 4K-Sat on AsiaSat 4 from mid-May, before launching a […]

Netflix hires Asia Pacific business development VP

Global streaming service Netflix has hired a vice-president of business development in the Asia Pacific region as it builds relationships with regional telcos. Anthony Zameczkowski has joined from Victorious, a mobile video start-up backed by Silicon Valley private investor Kleiner Perkins. Before that, he spent eight years at Google and its video platform YouTube and […]

IPTV overtakes satellite in Asia-Pacific

The number of paying IPTV subscribers has overtaken the number of satellite TV customers in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by Digital TV Research. According to the fifth Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report, the region’s IPTV total will reach 123.5 million by 2021, with China accounting for 78.4 million of those. Digital […]