beIN Media sells Ligue 2 rights to Reddentes for Vietnam

Qatar-based beIN Media Group has struck a deal with Asia-focused sports agency Reddentes Sports giving the latter the broadcasting rights to France’s Football second division in Vietnam. Ligue 2 BKT matches will be shown in Vietnam, in partnership with broadcaster VTVCab for the 2022-23 season, which kicked off at the end of last month. The […]

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 […]

HBO Go launches in Vietnam

HBO Asia has launched the streaming service’s multiscreen OTT TV offering HBO Go in Vietnam. HBO Asia, its Vietnam agent and their platform partner FPT Play unveiled the launch at a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City. HBO Go is now available on the FPT Play app. HBO Go Asia offers series, movies and documentaries from the US and Asia, […]

Discovery launches HGTV in Vietnam

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has launched home and lifestyle channel HGTV in Vietnam. The channel is distributed in Vietnam by content provider Thaole Entertainment, which also distributes Discovery’s Asian Food Channel (AFC). HGTV most recently launched in Myanmar last month on SkyNet, on SingtelTV in Singapore and HOOQ in Indonesia last October. With the introduction of […]

Vietnam sees pay TV growth

Vietman’s pay TV industry generated revenues of about VND8 trillion (€303 million) last year, up 2% on the figure for 2017, according to statistics released by the country’s central committee of propaganda and education, as reported by local press. According to the statistics, some 35 companies provided pay TV services in Vietnam. The number of […]

A+E Networks Asia launches History in Vietnam

A+E Networks is expanding its Asian footprint with the launch of factual channel History on MobiTV. The channel will be available via MobiTV on channel number 55 on digital terrestrial television and channel 66 through direct-to-home satellite. History will be available fully subtitled thanks to a partnership with Vietnamese content provider, Thaole Entertainment, and will […]

Free launches Arabic and Vietnamese bouquets

French service provider Free has added two new à la carte bouquets targeted at Arabic and Vietnamese-speaking groups to its programming line-up. The operator has added Telekidz, a kids TV package for Arabic-speaking audiences comprising three channels – Al Rawda, Basma and Majid – to its line-up. Al Rawda targets kids aged three to six […]

Netflix launches in 130 new countries

Netflix has launched in 130 new countries including India, Nigeria, Singapore and Turkey, company CEO Reed Hastings announced at CES. In a keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Hastings said: “I am delighted to announce that while we have been here on stage at CES, we switched Netflix on in Azerbaijan, […]

Canal+ loses subscribers in France, gains internationally

French pay TV outfit Canal+’s performance in the first nine months of the year was boosted by strong performances in Africa and Vietnam and by the Canalplay SVoD service in France, but the group was hit by a decline in its French pay TV base. Canal+ Group added 619,000 subscribers in the year to September […]

Canal Plus subs up but EBITA falls

Additions from Africa and Vietnam gave a boost to Canal Plus Group’s overall subscriber base in the year to March, but group EBITA fell sharply. The pay TV operator reported annual growth of 285,000 subscriptions in the 12 months to March 31, which it attributed in large part to good performances from Canal Plus Overseas […]