Hong Kong


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 […]

PCCW Media launches new OTT TV platform with Android TV box

Hong Kong-based telco PCCW’s entertainment arm PCCW Media has launched a new OTT TV platform, Now E, offering a mix of Asian drama series and movies and sports, that is available on a range of devices including a new Android TV box. The service includes content from partners such as HBO, MOViE MOViE, Now Baogu, […]

New CEO for AsiaSat as Jordan resigns

AsiaSat CEO Andrew Jordan has resigned and has been replaced by Roger Tong, as of yesterday. AsiaSat said that Jordan, who has been CEO for a year and a half, will serve as senior adviser to the Hong Kong-based satellite operator until October 31. Prior to becoming CEO, Tong was VP, engineering and operations and […]

AsiaSat sees return to growth

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat saw revenues return to growth in 2017, posting a 6% rise in sales to HK$1.354 billion (€140 million), supported by the lease of the full Ku-band payload of AsiaSat 8 during the year, on-going migration from Standard Definition to High Definition broadcasting and increased demand for data services AsiaSat saw […]

AsiaSat names IT chief

Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat has named Ellen Yeung as its new director of information technology. Yeung will be charged with providing leadership for the development of IT initiatives and projects for the company. She will lead a team of IT professionals to oversee the continued development and implementation of innovation and IT initiatives that […]

AsiaSat promotes business development chief

Satellite operator AsiaSat has promoted Lara Kwok to vice-president of business development and strategy. Kwok, who joined the company in August as director of business development and strategy, takes up her new role following the retirement of Sabrina Cubbon. Kwok will be charged with indentifying new business opportunities for AsiaSat as well as driving strategy […]

AsiaSat 9 now fully operational

Satellite operator AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 9 satellite is now fully operational at its 122° East orbital slot, following the migration of all services from the AsiaSat 4 craft. The new satellite provides greater power, bandwidth and improved efficiency for DTH and other TV viewers across its Asia Pacific footprint. It brings a number of upgraded features, […]

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