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 […]

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 […]

Netflix orders first original from Taiwan

Netflix has ordered its first Chinese-language original series from Taiwan, a “jailbreak thriller” named Bardo. The eight-episode series will become available to all Netflix members worldwide at the same time, but the official date has not been annoucned. Netflix is teaming up with prodco IFA Media and writer/director Sam Quah to produce the show. Bardo follows […]

BBC Worldwide takes Cbeebies to Taiwan

BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, is launching kids channel Cbeebies in Taiwan on March 13. The channel, which will be available in a dual-language, localised version, will be available across 15 cable operators in Taiwan, reaching over 3.8 million households. The launch will bring a mix of content dubbed in Mandarin to […]

Eleven Sports Network launches multiscreen service

International sports channel provider Eleven Sports Network has tapped online TV technology specialist NeuLion to launch a new digital service in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore and Taiwan. The service enables viewers to access live and on-demand remium sports content such as Euro 2016, Liga BBVA, Formula 1 or NBA on their tablet, mobile or laptop […]

Sharp agrees to Foxconn takeover

Japanese electronics manufacturer and TV maker Sharp has agreed to a multi-billion dollar takeover by Taiwan’s Foxconn. Sharp said it will issue and sell JPY489 billion (€4 billion)-worth of new shares to Foxconn, known officially as Hon Hai, which will become the controlling shareholder in Sharp with a two-thirds stake. However, following the announcement, Foxconn […]

Foxconn expected to complete Sharp deal this month

Foxconn is expected to finalise a takeover deal for electronics firm Sharp by the end of this month, according to reports. Reuters reported on Friday that Foxconn, which is known officially as Hon Hai, has reached consensus on “most points” with Sharp and has offered a deal worth  around 659 billion yen (€5.08 billion). The […]

Trace expands Asian footprint with deals in Sri Lanka, Taiwan

Trace is expanding in Asia after signing distribution deals with Chunghwa Telecom’s Multimedia On Demand IPTV platform in Taiwan and DialogTV’s DTH satellite service in Sri Lanka. Chunghwa Telecom will carry a specific Asia feed of music channel Trace Urban, and sport celebrity channel Trace Sport Stars, with both channels available as part of its […]

Netflix confirms new wave of Asian launches

Netflix has confirmed upcoming launches in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The US-listed streaming service will hit the Asian territories in early 2016 as part of its wider global roll out. The four new Netflix service will follow the roll out in Japan, the first in the region and which launched earlier this […]

Lagardère’s Mezzo Live HD launches in Taiwan

European classical music and jazz channel Mezzo Live HD is due to launch in Taiwan on ChungHwa Telecom’s MOD platform. The deal marks the Lagardère Active TV-operated channel’s first carriage agreement in Taiwan and follows recent deals with the First Media and BiGTV platforms in Indonesia. Mezzo Live HD is owned by France’s Lagardère Active […]