Singtel to take US$80 million hit on Amobee sale as telco agrees deal with Tremor International

Southeast Asia’s largest telco Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has announced a deal to sell its digital marketing business Amobee to San Francisco-based adtech company Tremor International.  Singtel is selling the loss-making unit for US$239 million after it suffered an impairment charge of US$424.90 million. This, along with losses in cyber-security business Trustwave, led the operator to […]

StarHub secures Singaporean EPL rights in surprise deal

StarHub has agreed a six-season rights deal with the English Premier League for Singapore. The deal will see StarHub take over the rights from Singtel, which has held the rights to the EPL since 2010-11. The exclusive deal will run from 2022-23 to 2027-28. StarHub will broadcast all 380 matches per season and has promised […]

CTE launches new premium Asian movie channel with Singtel

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of a bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, is launching new premium Asian movie channel CM+ with Singtel, Singapore’s largest telco and pay TV operator.  CM+ will launch on Singtel TV on October 1 at 1200 HKT. The channel features the latest blockbusters from across Asia, with first […]

Singapore multiplay market set for continued growth

The multiplay service market in Singapore is set for steady growth over the first half of the 2020s. According to GlobalData, revenue generated from multiplay service bundles in the country from operators such as Singttel and Starhub will grow at 7% CAGR over 2020-2025. The firm says that this is largely due to rise in […]

Singtel changes Amobee CEO

Amobee, the ad platform owned by Singtel, has shaken up its executive with the appointment of Samba Natarajan as its CEO. Natarajan has been the boss of Singtel’s Digital Life group, which also includes OTT platform Hooq and data analytics business DataSpark, since 2015.  The decision has been made after current Amobee CEO Kim Perell […]

Iflix partners with AIS in Thailand

Emerging markets SVOD service, Iflix, has partnered with Thailand’s largest mobile operator, Advanced Info Service (AIS). The deal makes IflixVIP available to AIS’s more than 41 million customers in Thailand via integrated carrier billing. AIS pre-paid subscribers will be able to get IflixVIP for THB 7 (€0.20) per-day or THB 29 per week through their […]

Singtel TV adds Discovery channels

Asian operator Singtel TV has added Discovery’s HGTV, Asian Food Channel (AFC), and Food Network channels to its programming lineup in Singapore. The networks are available on Singtel TV and the Singtel TV GO app, with the operator now carrying the full suite of Discovery channels in the country – including Discovery Channel and Animal […]

Hooq launches in Singapore

Video streaming service Hooq has launched in Singapore. Hooq has struck a deal with one of its own owners, Singtel, whereby the latter’s pre-paid mobile customers will be able to access it has part of a bundled package with data. Bundles for post-paid and fixed-line broadband customers are set to follow in the coming months. […]

ITV re-launches channel in Singapore

UK broadcaster ITV is re-launching its ITV Choice channel in Singapore after striking a deal with the TV arm of local telco Singtel. The channel has previously been carried in the country on the StarHub platform before being taken off the platform in 2013 having launched in 1997, and the Singtel carriage deal marks its return. […]

Netflix rival Hooq to launch in India

Sony, Warner Bros. and Singtel-backed SVoD service Hooq is about to launch in India one of the international markets where Netflix has yet to roll out. Hooq was announced in January, at which point the three partners outlined plans to launch in Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Thailand. It has already launched in the Philippines […]