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 […]

Albania’s TiBO taps Verimatrix for SaaS-based content security

Albanian IPTV and OTT service provider TiBO has deployed technology from content security specialist Verimatrix to protect its content via a software-as-a-service model. TiBO has deployed Verimatrix Multi-DRM via the Verimatrix Secure Cloud to protect premium content. Using a cloud-based SaaS model, the Verimatrix Multi-DRM solution has enabled TiBO to simploify its operations, according to […]

Majority of Indonesian consumers admit to piracy

Nearly two thirds of video consumers in Indonesia have used pirate services. According to a new report from the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and conducted by YouGov, 63% of viewers consume pirate content and 29% use illicit streaming devices (ISDs) which stream pirated content. In total, 62% of those who admit […]

Video content budgets in key Asian markets climb

Video content budgets across India, Korea and Southeast Asia climbed 12% in 2018 to reach US$10 billion, according to the latest edition of Asia Video Content Dynamics, published by Media Partners Asia. The 12% increase, up from 8% in 2017, highlights rising competition for audiences and production talent, especially in India and Korea. Together, India […]

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 […]

Indonesia’s PT LinkNet adopts NAGRA content protection technology

PT LinkNet, a leading provider of cable TV and broadband services in Indonesia, has selected Kudelski Group-owned NAGRA to provide it with cardless content protection technology to secure its new hybrid broadcast and Android TV-based OTT service. “NAGRA was the natural choice when the time came to evolve our platform to a cardless system,” said […]

Canal+ reportedly eyeing Indonesian free and pay TV investment

Vivendi-owned pay TV outfit Canal+ is in competition with investment outfit Argyle Street Management to secure a stake in Indonesian telco PT Global Mediacom’s TV operations, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, Canal+ is in early stage talks to buy about half of pay TV and high-speed internet unit PT […]

Iflix agrees Philippines content and distribution deal with Globe Telecom

Iflix has partnered with Globe Telecom in the Philippines in a distribution, licensing and co-production pact that will see Globe distribute Iflix to its 65 million mobile subscribers. Iflix and Globe’s content arm, Globe Studios, will co-develop new original content, which is set to premiere on Iflix in 2019. Special preview access will be given […]

Netflix localises in Indonesia

Netflix is localising its service in Indonesia and has agreed deals with a number of local mobile operators. From tomorrow Indonesian Netflix users will be able to access a localised Bahasa Indonesia user interface and Bahasa Indonesia subtitles. Popular Netflix shows like Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, will be available […]

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 […]

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