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Sports, APAC, Live Streaming
NFL making a pass at China
Aug 22 2017 12:00 PM

The NFL has been eager to get its game in front of viewers globally for years; that was the reason behind its Yahoo trial two years ago, its brief flirtation with Twitter last year and it’s estimated $50 million deal for Thursday Night Football with Amazon Prime this season.

Audiencewise, the Yahoo and Twitter deals were just probes, testing the waters and the technology.

Ooyala News
Ooyala fuels OTT growth around the world
Feb 28 2017 9:00 AM
Ooyala’s new white paper “Four Stories of Video Success: Ooyala Fuels OTT Growth Around the World” discusses how global customers face challenges in OTT video. We’re helping companies including Sky Sports, Viacom18 and Toca Boca through our comprehensive suite of video products and services designed to help broadcasters and media companies maximize their OTT revenue potential. 
 
Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
APAC, SVOD, Content Deals
Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
Jan 04 2017 7:15 AM

Iflix, the Netflix wannabe that has gained a toe-hold in some Asia-Pacific countries, is extending its content reach, signing a multi-year programming deal with Pakistan’s entertainment channel Hum TV.

Iflix is set to deploy in Pakistan this year, so the content deal – which includes dramas and other episodic programming – gives it a bit more panache with Pakistani audiences. Included in the deal are shows like Bin RoyeHumsafar and Udaari.

Global SVOD subs on track to hit 428M by 2021
SVOD, APAC, Mobile
Global SVOD subs on track to hit 428M by 2021
Dec 12 2016 7:30 AM

Global SVOD revenues are expected to grow nearly 61% to $32.18 billion in 2021 from $20 billion in 2015, a whopping 18X the $1.74 billion seen in 2010, with the APAC region being a key growth driver.

That revenue growth is reflected in strong consumer uptake globally, as the number of SVOD homes is forecast to reach 428 million, up from 248 million at the end of this year and 177 million in 2015, according to Digital TV Research’s Global SVOD Forecasts report.

Online video consumption in APAC nearly matching traditional TV viewing
APAC, Research, SVOD
Online video consumption in APAC nearly matching traditional TV viewing
Nov 21 2016 6:15 AM

Consumers in APAC watch more than 1.6 hours of online video content daily, nearly matching the 2.0 hours of traditional TV they consume daily, a new report says.

iflix continues expansion in APAC with Brunei
APAC, SVOD
iflix continues expansion in APAC with Brunei
Nov 01 2016 7:15 AM

Brunei telco DST is partnering with iflix to offer its subscribers a year’s worth of unlimited access to the streaming video service for $48.

The deal gives DST customers access to content on up to five devices, including phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, TVs and other connected devices. , and also allows them to download content to their mobile device to watch offline.

Netflix inks deal with Pakistan telecom PTCL
APAC, Netflix
Netflix inks deal with Pakistan telecom PTCL
Oct 31 2016 8:30 AM

Pakistan’s PTCL has signed a partnership agreement with Netflix for the Pakistan market, with each said saying they’ll “use their respective resources for mutual benefit, utilizing and maximizing the viewing experience and penetration of Netflix services in Pakistan.”

APAC SVOD subs to double; China tops growth but Netflix will wait
APAC, SVOD, Netflix
APAC SVOD subs to double; China tops growth but Netflix will wait
Oct 19 2016 6:15 AM

APAC’s subscription video on-demand (SVOD) subscriber numbers will more than double to 157.8 million by 2021, up from an anticipated 76.1 million at the end of 2016, a new report says. That’s an increase of 279% from the 41.7 million subscribers the region had at the end of 2015.

The rapid scaling comes as an increasing number of services launch in the region and as the Netflix deployment to the entire region in January of this year begins to gain traction.

APAC, SVOD
Australia’s SVOD market consolidates; Presto closing, Quickflix sold
Oct 04 2016 8:30 AM

Another SVOD service that launched to go toe-to-toe with Netflix is shutting down, the victim of an extraordinarily competitive Australian video market. Presto, the JV between free-to-air broadcaster Seven West Media and Foxtel, News Corp.’s pay-TV group had an estimated 200,000 paying subs and was a distant third to Netflix, which has about 1.9 million subscribers in Australia. Both launched about a year and a half ago.

Pay TV
Subs up, revenues flat for global pay-tv players through 2021
Sep 29 2016 10:15 AM

Nearly one-in-three (29%) of the world’s top operators are expected to see revenues from subscriptions and pay-per-view remain flat between 2015 and 2021, according to a new report.

Digital TV Research reports that revenues for the 400 operators – that currently account for 83% of global totals -- will be flat at $206 billion and lose share to about 80%.

APAC, Pay TV, EMEA
Report: Americas see 1st quarterly loss in pay-TV subs; APAC booming
Sep 26 2016 8:15 AM

North, Central and South Americas recorded their first pay-TV subscriber loss even, according to the quarterly informitv Multiscreen Index, a modest 290,000 customers, but a loss nonetheless.

Hooq sees original content as key ingredient to India’s OTT mix
APAC, Content
Hooq sees original content as key ingredient to India’s OTT mix
Aug 30 2016 5:45 AM

Is original content the recipe for online video success?

Netflix, which plans to spend at least $5 billion on original content in 2016 and another $5 billion next year certainly thinks it’s one of the main ingredients.

As does one of its rivals in India.

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