Thailand


Video content budgets in key Asian markets climb

Video content budgets across India, Korea and Southeast Asia climbed 12% in 2018 to reach US$10 billion, according to the latest edition of Asia Video Content Dynamics, published by Media Partners Asia. The 12% increase, up from 8% in 2017, highlights rising competition for audiences and production talent, especially in India and Korea. Together, India […]

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 […]

Synamedia agrees new deal with Thailand’s TrueVisions

Synamedia has agreed a new multi-year contract with Thailand-based pay TV operator, TrueVisions, extending a seven-year partnership between the two companies. Synamedia VideoGuard will secure TrueVisions’ investments in live sports news, entertainment and other premium content that is delivered to its 3.9 million cable and satellite subscribers. The deal means that TrueVisions will also be […]

BBC First debuts in Thailand via broadcaster MCOT

BBC First content is set to debut in Thailand after BBC Studios stuck a programming-block deal with Thai public broadcaster MCOT. The BBC First block will include British drama series like McMafia, Press and Luther and will launch in February 2019 on MCOT’s 24-hour entertainment channel, Channel 9. “British drama is working remarkably well with audiences, with outstanding talent producing […]

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 […]

OTT TV value ‘yet to convince’ South-East Asia users

The value of OTT TV services has yet to fully convince viewers in key south-east Asian markets to sign up, according to research carried out by YouGov for Brightcove. According to the Asia OTT Television Research Report 2018, which covers India, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore, OTT TV consumers in the region are highly […]

OTT TV service Viu strikes deal for local content in Thailand

PCCW Media Group-owned Asian OTT TV service Viu has struck a deal with leading Thai entertainment company GMM Channel to bring local content to its platform. The deal will see Viu add up to 200 hours of selected premium content from GMM25 under GMM Channel for Viu audience in Thailand, Viu will be the only […]

Netflix, Facebook ‘face Thai ultimatum’

Digital giants Netflix, YouTube and Facebook must register with Thailand’s national telecoms register or face problems in the territory, officials have said. According to the Bangkok Post, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has given the platforms 30 days to register, or “face legal barriers that will stymie their revenue streams”. The NBTC has […]

Thaicom, Huawei and Starcor partner for Thai OTT

Satellite operator Thaicom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei and Starcor Media Technologies to develop an OTT platform in Thailand. The companies plan to create “value-added services” for the platform, targeting the enterprise, educational, government and telecom sectors in Thailand. Under the agreement the companies will develop OTT ecosystem services, including TV streaming […]

CASBAA backs illegal TV crackdown

Asian pay TV body CASBAA has commended a major crackdown on illegal network operators in Thailand and Malaysia. A police initiative has seen around 80,000 consumers lose access to services transmitting illegal channel services from the two territories. A number of arrests connected to illicit streaming devices (ISDs) during and following the police actions. CASBAA […]