April 2015

Country Focus

  • China in the making

    Improved connectivity, emergence of online video platforms such as Youku Tudou, iQiyi, and Sohu Video, and strategic co-productions with networks in the Asia-Pacifi c region has contributed to the growth of the media market in China.... Read More


  • Joining Forces

    Driven by an increasing demand for top-notch programmes, producers, distributors and broadcasters are getting increasingly involved in joint ventures. Priscilla Hendriks considers the driving forces of the global co-pro community.... Read More

  • The Piracy Conundrum in Asia-Pacific

    The Asia-Pacific’s TV markets are on a roll, driven by a growing middle class that is demanding greater variety, more innovative programming and better quality production made available on various devices anytime, anywhere. The evolution has heightened Over-The-Top (OTT) providers emerging to offer these services such as Netflix, HOOQ, Hulu and others. As Irdeto’s Bengt Jonsson, Vice President, APAC explains to Television Asia Plus, while seemingly this is a win for consumers; the increasing number of players in the market has also increased fragmentation. And, not all offerings are at the right price point or support devices many prefer to view their programmes. This often leads to consumer frustration and with entertainment not available in one easy location; it is one reason why some people seek to pirated content.... Read More

  • Monetisation: What’s beyond advertising?

    Consumers now expect a simple, convenient and high-quality experience wherever and however they want to watch videos, from the smartphones to the connected TVs in their living rooms. They also expect a full range of options for the way their content is paid for, from traditional ad-supported models to purchase, rental and subscription for both live and video-on-demand content. Increasingly, consumers also use social media to discover, share and engage with their favourite shows, movies and other media. Brightcove’s Ben Morrell, Senior Technical Consultant shares with Television Asia Plus – what’s trendy today and what’s beyond advertising.... Read More

  • Asia, the next Rising Star

    RISING STAR was the leading show of the night in Israel – 18 weeks out of 18 on air. The average rating for the series was 28.8% – an increase of 42% on the slot average, and the average share was 40.7% – 27% higher. In Hungary, some 1.1 million votes were cast during the finals and 17 million throughout the course of the season – the same number of people were exposed to the show on Facebook, as well as 1.2 million on Twitter. To date, more than 100 million votes have been cast by Keshet’s RISING STAR audiences throughout the world. K. Dass speaks to the rising stars of Asia who are buoyant of the format market.... Read More

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