Asia Pacific

SES-9 satellite successfully launched

SES-9, which will provide TV coverage and other services to Asia, successfully launched into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket over the weekend, satellite operator SES has confirmed. The satellite was launched on Saturday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida and separated from the second stage of the SpaceX rocket 31 minutes later […]

SVoD homes in Asia Pacific to quadruple by 2020

The number of homes in the Asia Pacific region using subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services is due to quadruple from 17.21 million in 2014 to 68.83 million in 2020, according to new research. The Digital TV Research forecast claims that by 2020, 7.7% of the region’s TV households will subscribe to an SVoD package, up from […]

One in 10 US homes to own 4K TVs by 2016

US 4K TV ownership will climb from 1% in 2014 to 10% by 2016, with nearly half of US homes to own a 4K set by 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.  The research claims that the US will emerge as the leading market for 4K or Ultra HD TVs in terms of household penetration by […]

Turner feels Oh!K about Asian channel launch

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s upcoming channel, Oh!K, has scored a volume deal with Korean broadcaster MBC ahead of its debut. The general entertainment-themed network will have first pick on MBC premium content, including exclusives and first-runs, soon after their launch on MBC. Some shows will launch within aweek of their Korean premiere. MBC’s current […]

Mobile broadband users outnumber fixed line by three to one

Over half the world’s population will have internet access within three years, with the development of mobile broadband now emerging as the fastest growing technology in human history, according to a new report for the international Broadband Commission for Digital Development.  According to the report, over two in five of the world’s population are already […]

Half of the world will be watching OTT by 2020

Almost half of the world’s TV homes will be watching over the top TV services by 2020, with China leading the way, according to new research. UK-based analysis house Digital TV Research forecasts that the number of people watching OTT TV over fixed networks will hit 706.5 million by 2020, 47% of the total number […]

Netgem takes loss as it invests in expansion

French TV technology and services provider Netgem posted a small net loss on increased revenues for the first half as it continued to invest in its expansion plans in Europe, Asia Pacific and Mexico. The group posted revenues of €37.7 million, up 12%, with a net loss of €0.6 million, compared with a profit of […]

Satellite TV revenues to hit US$100 billion in 2020

Satellite TV revenues will reach US$99.9 billion (€74 billion) in 2020 and will overtake cable TV revenues this year, according to new stats by Digital TV Research.  The study, which covers 138 countries, claims that satellite TV will account for 46.0% of total pay TV revenues in 2014, rising to 47.8% by 2020. Satellite TV […]

Eutelsat targets Asia-Pacific with new satellite

Eutelsat is set to “significantly scale up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region” with a new high-capacity triple mission satellite.  The Eutelsat 172B satellite is due to launch in 2017 at 172° east and will follow-on from Eutelsat 172A, providing continuity and expanded capacity at this orbital location. Eutelsat said that satellite will support “sustained […]

Fast growth ‘over’ for the global pay TV industry

Global pay TV’s “fast growth years are over” with industry revenues due to climb from US$193 billion (€142 billion) in 2013 to only US$209 billion in 2020, according to new research.  The Digital TV Research report claims that pay TV revenues – including subscription and on-demand fees – will fall between 2013 and 2020 by […]