October 2016

Editor's Note

  • MIP goes local to support industry around the world

    REED MIDEM’s the organiser of MIPTV, MIPDoc, MIPFormats, MIPCOM and MIPJunior is expanding its global television footprint. The first stage of this global strategy saw the launch of MIPCancun, the inaugural Latin American Buyers’ Summit which took place in Mexico from November 19 -21, 2014. … Read More

The Edge

  • The war between OTT and Pay-TV

    Best practices for pay-TV providers to win the war through personalised experiences. Digitalsmiths, a TiVo company and the leader in content discovery technology and analytics, obviously has strong theories on what is causing phenomenal changes and how these trends can be halted or, better yet, reversed. Digitalsmiths shares its quarterly findings with Television Asia Plus.… Read More

Country Focus

  • FreeviewPlus makes an impact on all On Demand content in New Zealand

    With the increase of pay- TV operators in New Zealand, Sky is not looking good with a 14% fall in share price after the loss of 45,000 core residential subscribers in early 2016. The end of 2015 saw 860,445 customers, but the company was already bracing themselves for a drop of 3.5% and the number to be 830,000 at the end of June 2016. The anticipated decline followed the roll-off of subscribers who signed on to watch the Rugby World Cup in 2015.… Read More

  • 4.1 million SVOD subs by 2019

    Although linear TV in early 2015 was still adopted by 88% of Australian households, the figure is falling gradually, and the advent of OTT viewing as well as IPTV offers from Telstra’s new bundled video and broadband services and other major ISPs will see a more rapid shift from liner to time-shifted TV in coming years, especially since Netflix entered the market.… Read More


  • Virtues of Reality

    Virtual Reality (VR) has become one of the hottest new mediums in the market. The technology is poised to transform the entertainment industry, including gaming and video, in the coming years whilst offering the potential to quickly expand into other markets such as education, industrial, healthcare and more. VR Educate has taken the due diligence to explore the impact that VR will have on the education and broadcast landscape and the opportunities for the next generation of storytellers to work within a new medium. VR Educate’s CEO Lanny Huang explains.… Read More

  • Dramas move prime-time TV

    A crucial element that defines a drama is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that make a television programme a drama is that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative. Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode. Today, advertisers, brands, social media and all other possible beneficiaries of long running drama’s consequence are asking for more – K. Dass reports.… Read More

  • all3media to lead the ATF Formats Pitch

    As MIPCOM 2016 takes centre stage with several major organised events and forums, we are also reminded of an upcoming mega event in Singapore - Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and the 21st Asian Television Awards, the Asian equivalent of the U.S. Emmy Awards… Read More

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