Eleven teams up Twitch in Taiwan

Sports broadcaster Eleven’s Taiwanese subsidiary Eleven Taiwan has teamed up with streaming platform Twitch ahead of the new Taiwan baseball season, to make its live match coverage more accessible. Eleven Taiwan holds the rights to all home matches for the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) for the Rakuten Monkeys, Wei Chuan Dragons and Uni-President 7-Eleven […]

Eleven names new Taiwan chief, extends distribution

Sports broadcaster Eleven has named Michael Sun as the group’s new managing director for Taiwan. Sun joins Eleven from SlamBall Asia, where as chairman and CEO he was responsible for driving the growth of the challenger sport across Asia. He previously held senior roles in sports, media, investment and technology with China Trust Group, IMG, […]

Taiwan to block sales of Chinese streamers like iQiyi and Tencent Video

Streaming services are set to be the latest arena for the ongoing dispute between Taiwan and China. China has historically claimed Taiwan to a sovereign Chinese territory, but this has been refuted by Taiwan and its population. As such Taiwan is a self-governing democracy, but there are mounting fears in the 24 million-strong country that […]

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 […]

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