Pirate streaming devices on the rise in the Philippines

Over a third (34%) of Fillipino online consumers use illicit streaming devices (ISDs) to view pirated TV channels and VOD content. According to new research commissioned by the Asia Video Industry’s Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (AVIA CAP) and conducted by YouGov, this surge of ISDs in the country has also seen 66% of users access […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amazon and Facebook involved in US-Japan cable scheme

Amazon and Facebook are part of a powerful consortium building a new underwater cable that will connect America, Japan the Philippines and help deliver live and Ultra HD video. The high-capacity Jupiter Cable system will follow a new transpacific route and is scheduled to be service-ready by early 2020 – timing that will likely see […]

Roku to power Globe Streamwatch player in the Philippines

Roku will power Globe Telecom’s forthcoming Globe Streamwatch player as part of a ‘Roku Powered’ licensing deal between the Philippines operator and the streaming device maker. The Globe device will be a Roku Streaming Stick, powered by Roku OS, that the operator will use to curate its video offering – which will include streaming channels […]

Asian OTT service Tribe reaches 1 million downloads

Astro Malaysian-owned online video streaming service, Tribe, has reached the one million downloads milestone. The over-the-top service launched a year ago, is available in Indonesia and the Philippines and claims that 80% of its users are under the age of 35. The service offers Korean drama and music through deals with Oh!K, K-PLUS, KBS and […]

HorizonSAT taps Irdeto for new MENA DTH service

Satellite service provider HorizonSAT has tapped Irdeto to provide content security for a new pay TV service targeting the Filipino population in the Middle East and North Africa. The new service, HTV Pinoy, will launch later this year, targeting over two million Filipino Tagalog speakers in the MENA region. HTV Pinoy will be the first […]

Netflix rival Viu passes 4m milestone, launches in Philippines

PCCW-owned South-East Asian OTT TV service Viu has passed the milestone of pulling in four million unique users a year after the service launched, and has debuted in the Philippines – its sixth regional market. Viu, which focuses on providing premium Asian content, recorded over 218 million video views in the third quarter of this […]

Roku agrees deal with Philippines telco PLDT

Philippines-based PLDT has become the first Asian telecom operator to join the Roku Powered programme. PLDT will use Roku’s streaming platform to offer TV services to broadband customers, with a new PLDT streaming service and player expected to launch during the second quarter of 2017. This service will include local Philippines content from Cignal and […]