Hong Kong

PCCW OTT service goes live, preps launches

Viu, a new OTT service from Asian telco PCCW, has launched in Hong Kong with further roll outs throughout Asia and the Middle East planned. The new service launched this week and PCCW said it will now progressively hit other Asian territories including India. It will, the telco added, also launch across the Middle East. […]

PCCW launches new OTT TV service

Hong Kong-based telecom service provider PCCW’s media arm is launching a new OTT TV service, Viu, next week. The service, initially available in Hong Kong, will progressively be rolled out to other Asian markets including India and the Middle East. The launch of Viu OTT builds on PCCW Media’s investment in mobile video platform Vuclip, […]

beIN takes control of Asia channels

Sports channel operator beIN Media has taken full control of its channels in Asia. The channels group has bought out its former joint venture partner, giving it full ownership of the beIN Sports services in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. The nets launched in the region in 2013 and were previously run as […]

Netflix confirms new wave of Asian launches

Netflix has confirmed upcoming launches in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The US-listed streaming service will hit the Asian territories in early 2016 as part of its wider global roll out. The four new Netflix service will follow the roll out in Japan, the first in the region and which launched earlier this […]

Orange to hold talks to sell Dailymotion stake to PCCW

Orange is set to enter into exclusive talks with Hong Kong-based telco PCCW to sell a 49% stake in Dailymotion, its online video portal, according to a Wall Street Journal report. According to the Journal, citing un-named sources familiar with the matter, Orange has told its board that will begin exclusive negotiations with PCCW in […]

AsiaSat unveils new brand identity

AsiaSat has launched new brand identity, tagline and redesigned website. President and CEO William Wade said the brand refresh followed the achievement of major milestones for the company over the last year, including the addition of two satellites, AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8, to its fleet, the successful transfer of customers on AsiaSat 3S to […]

BBC Worldwide to simulcast Top Gear around the globe

The BBC’s commercial arm is set to launch the latest season of auto show Top Gear with a simulcast of the UK show to air around the world – a first for the corporation. The opening episode of series 22 of Top Gear is due to broadcast simultaneously in more than 50 countries across Australia, […]

AsiaSat 6 takes off from Cape

Asia Satellite Tecommunications’ latest satellite, AsiaSat 6, has taken off from Cape Canaveral on board a SpaceX Falcom 9 launcher. The latest AsiaSat launch follows that of AsiaSat 8 on August 5. AsiaSat 6, based on Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform, will be positioned at 120° East. With 28 high-powered C-band transponders, the satellite offers two […]

WWE Network gets global OTT launch

Over-the-top wrestling channel WWE Network has launched outside the US for the first time. The network, which sports entertainment giant WWE launched earlier this year in the States, is rolling out in 170 territories including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics. The WWE expects the network to be available in […]

YouTube launches for international gay channel Here TV

US-based gay cable net Here TV has launched paid-for YouTube channels in 16 international markets. Here launched on YouTube in ten markets last year including the Australia, France, Japan, Spain and the UK and it has now expanded its reach on the video platform. The new markets for the subscription YouTube channel include Argentina, Belgium, […]