Hong Kong

Now TV Hong Kong renews LaLiga rights

Now TV, the pay TV offering of Hong Kong operator PCCW, has signed a deal with Spain’s LaLiga for the broadcast rights in Hong Kong for the next three seasons. Now TV will offer all 380 LaLiga matches for each season up to 2025-26. Fans will be able to keep up-to-date with news, highlights, interviews, […]

Disney shuts down Asian networks as it pivots to streaming

Disney is shuttering its remaining networks in South East Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea as it continues its shift to streaming in the region. National Geographic and National Geographic Wild will both go dark from September across South East Asia, Hong Kong and Korea, along with Star Chinese Movies, Star Chinese Channel, Star […]

Hong Kong’s Now TV in Formula 1 4K partnership with BeIN Sports

PCCW’s pay TV service Now TV has struck a new agreement with beIN Sports to make Formula 1 motor racing available in 4K to viewers in Hong Kong for the first time for the next three seasons in a deal through 2025. Now TV customers can currently follow all practice sessions, qualifying, F1 Sprint events […]

PCCW taps Amino for Now TV upgrade

Hong Kong’s PCCW Media has contracted TV technology outfit Amino to upgrade the user experience of its Now TV video services. PCCW Media will use the AminoOS-converged IPTV and OTT set-top box software stack to offer a range of advanced TV features. Amino Engage, Amino’s SaaS service management solution, will be used to simplify Now TV’s device […]

TikTok rival Kuaishou to raise upwards of US$5.1bn in Hong Kong IPO

Tencent-backed Chinese TikTok rival Kuaishou, which can lay a claim to be the world’s second largest short-form video sharing platform, is planning to raise at least HK$39.5 billion (US$5.1 billion or €4.2 billion) through an IPO on the Hong Kong exchange. The IPO is expected to be given a price this Friday ahead of share-trading […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

Hong Kong’s TVB cuts staff in restructuring move

Hong Kong commercial broadcaster TVB has cut 150 jobs as it looks to restructure operations.  The cuts account for around 4% of the broadcaster’s workforce, and affect TVB’s unscripted production, which will be streamlined, as well as its arts department, production facilities division and the magazine TVB Weekly. In addition, one of its drama studios […]

OTT TV value ‘yet to convince’ South-East Asia users

The value of OTT TV services has yet to fully convince viewers in key south-east Asian markets to sign up, according to research carried out by YouGov for Brightcove. According to the Asia OTT Television Research Report 2018, which covers India, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore, OTT TV consumers in the region are highly […]

CASBAA: 24% of Hong Kong viewers use pirate TV boxes

Some 24% of Hong Kong consumers use a TV box that can be used to stream pirated television and video content, according to research commissioned by CASBAA. The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia said that the surge in pirated TV boxes “poses a major threat to the subscription video industry,” with users able […]

AsiaSat names business development and strategy chief

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat has named Ina Lui as vice-president of business development and strategy, responsible for driving new business and strategic initiatives. Lui was previously managing director, sales, Asia Pacific at ABS. She has previously also worked for Intelsat, PanAmSat and Hong Kong Telecom. AsiaSat CEO Roger Tong said: “I am delighted that […]

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