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24 Feb 2020

Category: Features

Asia Pacific Broadcasting 

The convergence of linear and IP delivered content has led the majority of media enterprises, especially premium media asset owners, to adopt a multi-platform distribution approach. Traditionally, legacy digital technology stacks (both shared and internal) for content production and distribution have been utilised for the repurposing of content on multiple screens. 

SNL Kagan’s Wangxing Zhao Analyst, Asia-Pacific, Media and Communications expert says that the media consumption landscape is changing rapidly, with viewers moving from static TV sets to dynamic interactive content services such as VOD, OTT, IPTV, Smart TV, and internet-connected companion devices. These next-generation viewers not only prefer highly tailored content and advertising campaigns but also consume media on multiple devices. K. Dass reports.


Sports content: the evolution, cost and popularity 

Sports fans– get ready to shell out more dollars to watch your favourite teams battle on TV. Well, you’re going to
pay more if you want to get traditional television service or internet service from a cable, satellite or telco provider
because it’s the way the industry is structured. But what is the endgame for the ever-evolving business of sports
television? Who will give in: content providers, distributors or the common fan? K. Dass examines the multi-billion dollar


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Asia’s Flagship Film and TV Market 

With one of the largest and most dynamic film entertainment industries in the world, Asia’s premier film industry event welcomed a record 7,300 buyers this year with 800 companies from 35 countries present. Cheryl Soh takes a look at what went down at the 20th Hong Kong International Film and TV Market.