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 […]

Taiwanese vendors dominate 4K TV chip market

Taiwanese vendors Mediatek, MStar and Novatek currently dominate the 4K TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) supplier market, according to StrategyAnalytics. The research firm’s connected home devices report, ‘The Impact of UHD of TV SoCs’, claims that while US-based Sigma Designs leads 4k TV silicon technology innovation, it is Taiwan’s MStar and Mediatek that drive volume. It also […]

Zinwell integrates HTTV OS for new set-tops

Taiwan-based set-top manufacturer Zinwell has integrated France-based TV software provider HTTV’s httvLink combined HbbTV and HTML5 operating system in its receivers. The new product, based on Broadcom’s BCM7563 DVB-T2 chipset, will be demonstrated at BroadcastAsia, and is expected to be adopted in the Asian and African markets. Zinwell set-tops with httvLink will provide DVB-Ts modulation […]

BBC Worldwide to simulcast Top Gear around the globe

The BBC’s commercial arm is set to launch the latest season of auto show Top Gear with a simulcast of the UK show to air around the world – a first for the corporation. The opening episode of series 22 of Top Gear is due to broadcast simultaneously in more than 50 countries across Australia, […]

Tatung Technology joins DTVKit

Taiwan-based set-top manufacturer Tatung Technology has joined UK-based not-for-profit DVB software stack organisation DTVKit to expand its DVB product range into the European market.  DTVKit provides the core building blocks of a broadcast DVB stack royalty free. Tatung provides a wide range of digital TV CPE devices, including video gateways, set-top boxes, wireless devices, content […]

Taiwan’s Chunghwa taps Broadpeak for 4K VoD trial

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has contracted content delivery network technology provider Broadpeak to provide CDN gear for a trial project for a new 4K HEVC streaming service.  Chunghwa Telecom is delivering 4K VoD and NVoD content to a wide range of devices using Broadpeak’s server and CDN manager solutions that support the HEVC compression standard and […]

Technicolor buys display technology patents

French technology company Technicolor has bought 156 patents, in a move it said would strengthen its intellectual property related to display technologies.  The deal was agreed with electronic systems company Thales granted and relates to patents granted or pending in the US, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China. “The assets cover many technologies related […]

Taiwan’s Azio launches entertainment channel in Europe

Taiwanese media company Azio is launching a new entertainment channel across Asia and Europe and has struck a deal with Japanese talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo for a raft of content. The channel – Yoshimoto Azio – will launch in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore on April 1 and will also have distribution in Europe […]

Chunghwa chooses Verimatrix

Taiwan’s largest telecom operator, Chunghwa Telecom, has selected content security specialist Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority 3 solutions for an IPTV and multiscreen upgrade. TV and telecom technology giant Ericsson was chosen by Chunghwa to lead the deployment of this upgrade, with Verimatrix solutions addressing all aspects of content protection and revenue security for the project. […]