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OTT growth behind pay TV revenue decline in Singapore

The increasing focus on OTT video services in Singapore will pull down overall pay TV revenues in Singapore, claims a new report. According to new figures from GlobalData, the overall pay TV service revenue in the Southeast Asian country will drop by 1.45% between 2020-2025 in spite of solid growth for OTT services. The report […]

BBC banned in China as country retaliates over CGTN removal

BBC World News has been banned from China in an escalation of tensions between the UK and the Asian superpower. The ban comes days after UK broadcast regulator Ofcom revoked the licence of Chinese state media outlet CGTN in the country. The broadcaster’s owner Star China Media Limited was found to not have “editorial responsibility” […]

Disney+ Hotstar at considerable lead over Netflix and local competitors in Indonesia

Disney+ Hotstar has already opened up a sizable lead over Netflix in an increasingly competitive Indonesia. The Southeast Asian country is the fourth most populous in the world, with a total of 270.6 million residents. However, a report from consultancy Media Partners Asia (MPA) notes that only three percent of the country is currently subscribed […]

Alibaba and Tencent interested in buying iQIYI but wary of costs and regulations

Alibaba and Tencent have both held separate talks with Baidu over buying a controlling stake in VOD platform iQIYI, claims a new report. According to sources cited by Reuters, both giants are interested in increasing their empires by adding the Chinese Netflix equivalent, but have reached an impasse over pricing and regulatory scrutiny. TikTok owner […]

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 adds Bahasa Melayu support as Southeast Asia focus ramps up

Netflix has announced the addition of Bahasa Melayu support as it continues its drive into Southeast Asia. The streaming giant said that it has launched its UI in the Austronesian language, which enables members to navigate the UI, read title names and synopses, and watch shows and movies with Bahasa Melayu subtitles and dubs. Users […]

CTV OS maker Zeasn launches WhaleLive AVOD platform

Beijing-based OTT and smart TV service maker Zeasn has announced the launch of a new AVOD called WhaleLive. Despite what its nature-sounding title might suggest, WhaleLive is a broad AVOD launching on the Philips smart TV platform that offers free access to “ a wide selection of news, movies, kids, music, sports, and entertainment channels”. […]

Disney+ announces competitive pricing for Indonesia

Disney has announced a competitive price point for Disney+ in Indonesia ahead of its September 5 launch.  Launching though Hotstar, the SVOD will be available for IDR39K (€2.25) per month or IDR199K (€11.48 annually). By contrast, Netflix’s entry level basic package costs IDR109K (€6.29) per month, rising to IDR169K (€9.75) per month for the premium […]

LiveScore expands FTA football offering with over 900 live matches

Sports event tracker LiveScore has continued to expand its streaming rights portfolio with the announcement of an expanded set of league and competitions that it will broadcast free-to-air for the 2020-21 football season. Following an OTT launch in June via a sub licencing deal with Premier Sports, the pair will expand their relationship to stream […]

Tencent to create US$10 billion esports streaming giant with merger of DouYu and Huya

Media giant Tencent wants to create a US$10 billion Chinese equivalent to game streaming platform Twitch by merging the country’s two biggest esports companies. DouYu and Huya have long been battling to become the top esports platform in China, but Tencent has announced plans to bring them together under one roof. Tencent is also an […]

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