August–September 2015

Country Focus

  • The Growing Thai Market

    Regional cable operators and satellite players (FTA and Pay) have rapidly expanded in the market that is currently dominated by the state/military controlled terrestrial television.... Read More


  • A slice of Korean Content at Busan

    Tax incentive, treaties, government and private industry investment are all on the increase, and they are helping to create jobs and content. But competition is fi erce and it’s increasing. K. Dass reports, from Busan.... Read More

  • Transcript of Vietnam TV Market

    More foreign broadcasters are seeing opportunities in the Vietnamese pay- TV space as the market is expected to grow 60% over the next few years, with advertisers expected to follow, attracted by a combination of a young demographic and an expanding middle class. K. Dass reports from Ho Chi Minh City.... Read More

  • Drama survives against all odds

    What is dramas’ edge above other genres and how scripted content is playing a more defi ning role in the digital environment? Major Asia-Pacifi c drama producers share their thoughts with K. Dass.... Read More

  • Korean Kaleidoscope

    Digitisation is transforming Korea’s media market, creating new opportunities for local and international players.... Read More

The Edge

  • First Direct- 2-TV solution

    Irdeto to provide Keys & Credentials and Conditional Access System in support of groundbreaking pay-TV service that is integrated directly to the TV. Irdeto’s Bengt Jonsson speaks to Television Asia Plus.... Read More

  • Astro delivers multiscreen via Elemental Cloud

    As one of the leading integrated consumer media entertainment groups in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, Astro focuses on providing its customers with a variety of pay-TV, radio and digital media content. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Astro’s substantial customer base of 4.2 million reaches more than 60% of Malaysian viewers. Astro offers more than 180 broadcast TV channels, including 48 HD channels, delivered via Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite TV, IPTV and OTT platforms. Recently, Astro began moving towards a software-based approach for its video delivery workfl ow with innovative solutions to keep up with industry trends and consumer demands. Television Asia Plus analyses the seamless and yet advanced cloud technology that Astro deployed. K. Dass reports.... Read More

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