Thailand


AIS taps Ateme for video packaging and storage

Cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT technology provider Ateme has provided a just-in-time packaging and storage solution for AIS,  Thailand’s biggest telco and mobile operator.  The AIS OTT platform, which has over three million subscribers, delivers VOD content and 200 live channels to audiences across the country. With the previous origin/packager solution reaching end-of-life, AIS […]

Thai pay TV market to recover from Covid decline in 2021

The Thai pay TV market is set to recover from a difficult 2020 in the coming year. According to GlobalData, the Southeast Asian country saw an 8.7% dip in revenue in 2020 as users curtailed their spending amidst the Covid-19-triggered economic recession. However, as the nation recovers from the pandemic, so too will its pay […]

New Thai internet TV service becomes home of HBO

Jasmine International-owned Internet service provider Triple T Broadband has launched new internet TV service for Thailand that will serve as the ‘home of HBO’ in the country. 3BB GIGATV offers over 30 channels at launch, including six HBO services, sports and WWE wrestling. The 3BB GIGATV box will offer HBO Go, which already launched on […]

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 […]

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