Southeast Asia

Netflix VP Sean Carey joins Iflix

Asian Netflix rival, Iflix, has poached the US streaming giant’s vice-president of global television, Sean Carey. Carey joins Iflix as chief content officer, based in Los Angeles, and brings more than 20 years of digital media experience to the role. He takes up the new role after more than five years at Netflix, where, most […]

Astro launches Asian Netflix rival

Asian pay TV giant Astro has launched Tribe, a new ‘mobile-first’ OTT service for consumers in the region. Initially it will be available in Indonesia through a partnership with telco Axiata, but plans are in place to launch across southeast Asia, in partnership with regional telecoms operators. The new service will allow consumers in Indonesia […]

Sky invests US$45 million in Iflix

Sky is investing US$45 million in Iflix as part of a new partnership deal with the Southeast Asia streaming TV service. Under the deal Sky will work with Iflix to “identify areas of future collaboration” in high growth emerging markets, with the firm planning to expand into more countries in Southeast Asia in the coming […]

Du joins Europe-Southeast Asia cable consortium

UAE-based service provider du has joined an international consortium of telcos committed to building a cable system that will connect Southeast Asia to Europe through the Middle East.  South East Asia – Middle East -Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) is an undersea cable system that will connect 15 countries and will run for a length […]