June – July 2016

Managing Asia-Pacific

  • TV encounter without time constraints - Cheong Shin Keong

    As a continuation of achievement of the myTV platform, TVB’s OTT broadcast business is expected to further enrich both the genre and quantity of the present programme pool. TVB’s Cheong Shin Keong, Executive Director and General Manager ensures a provision of diverse, convenient and high quality personalised TV encounter where entertainment programmes worldwide will be incorporated into the OTT broadcast service platform. K. Dass reports from APOS, Bali.… Read More

  • "Just download and watch offline" - Mark Britt

    iflix was formed three years ago between three partners - Catcha Group, Evolution Media Capital (EMC) and Mark Britt, Group CEO. The vision was to build a product for emerging markets that is better than piracy. K. Dass reports from APOS, Bali.… Read More

  • Forward thinking - Janice Lee

    Viu has gained good traction by providing innovative content and experience, and has clinched a landmark pan-regional deal with the top four Korean broadcasters. K. Dass reports from APOS, Bali.… Read More

  • "A million stories for a billion people" Peter Bithos

    The youth across Asia are digitally savvy with some disposable income today. But they have no access to a convenient, legal and affordable way to get the content they desire. Hence, Warner Bros., Sony and Singtel decided to HOOQ them up with industry expert, Peter Bithos. K. Dass reports from APOS, Bali.… Read More

  • One on one with Reed Hastings

    Netflix has pledged to spend US$6 billion on content this year at the Asia-Pacific Video Operators Summit (APOS) in Bali. Its co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings said, “There’s an incredible opportunity for us if we can produce the right content. We have a very broad range of consumers, and a very broad range of content. This ability to match people with the content that they like best is very important to the system, and has been from the very beginning. It’s a huge area of investment for us.” K. Dass reports from APOS, Bali.… Read More

  • Asian OTT playing fields

    According to a new report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA), Asia Pacifi c online video revenue is expected to reach US$35 billion by 2021, an average annual growth of 22% from US$13 billion in 2016. China will remain the largest market, accounting for 76% of Asia Pacifi c online video revenue by 2021. Japan, Australia, Korea and India will also be signifi cant, in aggregate accounting for 17% of regional online video revenue by 2021. K. Dass reports from APOS, Bali.… Read More

Editor's Note

  • Spotlight on Asia-Pacific

    Recent research says millennials are twice as likely to be focused on video they watch on their mobile devices as they are on video consumed on a TV.… Read More

Country Focus


  • Japanese screen for the world

    Known for its eccentric and fresh television content, the land of the rising sun is bursting with them in every prefecture. This June, Japan’s largest comprehensive trade show is back with six different ongoing exhibitions, specialising in various products, technology and services for the entertainment content business. By Megan Khaw.… Read More

  • Chinese market for global audience

    One of the largest TV festivals in East Asia, the Shanghai TV Festival (STVF) incorporates a content market, forum and an award show with more than 20 years of brand-building. STVF brings together content providers and buyers alike to the Chinese TV market. By Megan Khaw.… Read More

  • Via Satellite events

    Asia provides ample market place for satellites to perform at their utmost best. This is home to millions of savvy technology pioneers and a living showcase of some of the most deep-rooted savvy traditions. The deployment of satellites has assisted in bringing communication opportunities to overcome geographical challenges to extend their coverage to inaccessible areas.… Read More

  • Surge in sports content - China in focus

    Sports content has been ever-rising in China since October 2014 with new guidelines set to welcome more opportunities. The 2016 SPORTELAsia saw an increase in participants and a focus on the growing China market. This year, key exhibitor Tencent Sports showcased impressive results of its NBA partnership to industry elites and global sports IP holders. Reporting from the scene, Cheryl Soh speaks to Lusha Echo Yang, Director of Business Development and Cooperation at Tencent Sports.… Read More

  • Fascinating opportunities for broadcast services

    Expect the unexpected at BCA 2016, Asia’s pinnacle international exhibition and conference for the broadcast industry will tackle the trending technologies in the industry in pre and post production/audio and films. The highly technology driven show will also present conferences that discuss evolving industry trends and best commercial strategies. K. Dass previews BCA 2016.… Read More

CEO Profile

  • Lindy Wee, Singapore Exhibition Services - Staying on top of the game with innovations, solutions and content

    The digital evolution has changed the broadcast and communications world fervently, forcing industry players to move with the trend, serving the industry in a more highly innovative way. Broadcast equipment, solutions and content have taken a drastic change to remain competitive in today’s entertainment world. BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia have completely evolved, taking the industry into a new era in time. The organiser, Lindy Wee, Chief Executive Officer at Singapore Exhibition Services, shades some light on this year’s event with K.Dass.… Read More

  • Alexandre Muller, TV5Monde - French TV broadcaster is staying focused on delivering high-quality shows

    With a commitment to satisfy curious and entertaining viewers with high-end programming, TV5MONDE has grown from a flagship channel launched in 1984 in Europe to a leading global programmer whose portfolio of networks reaches some 300 million homes in 200 countries globally. The Managing Director of TV5MONDE, Alexandre Muller, one of the world’s largest networks, explains to Television Asia’s K. Dass, offering content today means providing it on all platforms and devices.… Read More

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