Amazon Prime Video to localise in key SE Asia markets

Amazon has commissioned its first slate of Southeast Asian originals for its Prime Video streaming service, as Amazon Prime localises in SE Asia markets Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines today. Three new versions of situational improvisation comedy challenge format Comedy Island have been ordered, one for each country, with Comedy Island: Indonesia, Comedy Island: Thailand and Comedy Island: Philippines all due to […]

Mola TV taps Ateme for 4K Premier League live-streaming

Indonesian SVOD and streaming provider Mola TV has tapped video technology outfit Ateme to enable 4K UHD live streaming with Dolby Audio. The deployment means that English Premier League (EPL) football matches with high-quality video and audio are now available to viewers in Indonesia. According to Ateme, Mola TV opted for it to take advantage […]

Indonesia’s XL Axiata acquires cable operator PT Link Net

Indonesian telecoms giant PT XL Axiata has acquired a two thirds majority stake in internet and cable TV operator PT Link Net for IDR8,720 billion (€544 million). PT XL Axiata, the country’s number two mobile player, will acquire a 66.03% stake in the operator. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Axiata Investments (Indonesia) Sdn […]

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 […]

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