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Asian streamer Viu teams up with Discovery for format collaboration

Asian pan-regional OTT service Viu has linked with Discovery for a content collaboration around the format No Sleep No FOMO. The Viu-produced travelogue format, which was named a TBI MIPTV Hot Pick earlier this yearby our sister publication, will air on Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia across 14 markets, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South […]

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 […]

Mediacorp adds HBO Go to Toggle

Singapore-based pay TV provider Mediacorp has added HBO Go to its Toggle digital entertainment platform. From tomorrow, HBO will be available on the platform, bringing conent including Game of Thrones to Toggle users. Toggle is offering the service for SG$13.98 (€9.11) a month, or an annual package that equates for SG$119.98.. HBO Go will give […]

‘Chinese-language Netflix’ to tap blockchain in global SVOD rollout

Singapore-based streaming outfit Vidfish has officially launched a new subscription video-on-demand service with 12,000 hours of premium Chinese content, aimed at the global market. Vidfish’s content library is already available in more than 190 countries. Building from a soft launch, the Vidfish app now has 150,000 registered users, with the average user spending about 36 […]

StarHub cuts 300 jobs in transformation drive

Singaporean telco StarHub has unveiled plans for a “strategic transformation” that will result in the loss of around 300 jobs. Justifying the cuts, CEO Peter Kaliaropoulos said: “The intense competitive ferocity across the market, new entrants, lower voice revenues, thinning margins for fixed broadband services, high content costs for pay TV operations and high market […]

Mediacorp names corporate development chief

Singapore-based pay TV operator Mediacorp has named Angeline Poh as chief corporate development officer. Poh, who will take up her post on September 1, joins Mediacorp Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), where she was assistant chief executive. At IMDA she launched the Future of Media plan, aimed at developing a future-ready media industry in Singapore. […]

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 […]

Mediacorp names Soon to new chief marketing officer role

Singapore-based pay TV and media group Mediacorp has named chief customer officer Debra Soon in the new role of chief marketing officer to head up a new marketing organisation that will bring together the majority of its marketing and communications personnel under a single leadership The integrated marketing organisation will oversee Mediacorp’s corporate branding and […]

Eleven Sports strikes Drone deal

Pay TV sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has struck a deal with the Drone Champions League (DCL) that will see it carry live drone racing exclusively on its channels in Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the US. The deal will also see Eleven Sports carry drone racing on a non-exclusive basis in Luxembourg. In addition to […]

Major Asian content deal for Netflix

Netflix has landed a raft of Asia-originated series after striking a content deal with Singapore’s biggest media group Mediacorp. The deal – announced at the ongoing ATF market in Sinagpore – gives Netflix 20 Chinese-language series for its streaming service, with the shows rolling out from early 2017. Titles include The Little Nyonya and The Golden Path, and […]

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