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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.

Netflix original Korean content plays to markets in SE Asia, Korea & China - eventually
APAC, Netflix, SVOD
Netflix original Korean content plays to markets in SE Asia, Korea & China - eventually
Jan 11 2017 11:45 AM

Netflix has joined the long list of over-the-top services that are looking to use South Korean dramas as a lure to draw new viewers in Asia, while at the same time making its own service more competitive to local services in South Korea.

The company today announced it had contracted for a 12-episode original series based on a South Korean online comedy series. The series will debut in 2018.

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.

Ad Technology, APAC
Growing Chinese programmatic market 'unique'
Aug 30 2016 5:15 AM

TubeMogul is pushing into the Chinese video market, looking to take advantage of growing programmatic ad tech adoption.

APAC pay-TV market forecast to reach 536M subs, $31B in revenues
APAC, Pay TV, OTT
APAC pay-TV market forecast to reach 536M subs, $31B in revenues
Aug 18 2016 9:15 AM

APAC pay-TV operators are in line for some big subscriber growth over the next five years with a new study forecasting the region will see more than 100 million new subscribers by 2021 with pay-TV subscription and PPV revenues topping $31 billion.

Digital TV Research, in its latest Asia Pacific Pay-TV Operator Forecasts report said the top 65 operators in 17 countries will top 536 million subs by 2021, up from 438 million in 2015.

APAC pay-TV revenue to $40B by 2021; IPTV sub growth at 78% to 123.5M
APAC, Pay TV
APAC pay-TV revenue to $40B by 2021; IPTV sub growth at 78% to 123.5M
Mar 07 2016 6:30 AM

Economic malaise and currency struggles will impact the growth of pay-TV revenues, but the APAC region nevertheless will see pay-TV sales top $40 billion in 2021, a 25% increase from 2015’s $31.94 billion. That 3.82% compound annual growth rate is significantly lower than the 5.59% CAGR the region enjoyed between 2010 – when revenues were $24.34 billion and 2015.

Smart TV sales in mature TV markets to spike; emerging markets challenged by poor infrastructure
Connected TVs & Devices, EMEA, APAC, LatAM
Smart TV sales in mature TV markets to spike; emerging markets challenged by poor infrastructure
Feb 02 2016 8:00 AM

Adoption of smart TVs is accelerating in developed markets around the globe as the demand for streaming content and better picture quality drives sales. More than 50% of TV households in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany will have smart TVs by 2019, according to a new report.

China SVOD market to surpass $1.2B by 2016 as sports take center stage
APAC, Sports
China SVOD market to surpass $1.2B by 2016 as sports take center stage
Mar 12 2015 6:45 AM

China’s market for online video continues to be a major driver in APAC, subscription video on demand revenues forecast to top $1.2 billion by 2016, about 6% of overall pay-TV revenue in the country, as subscriber numbers climb to 28.3 million.

2020 Vision: Global IPTV revenues forecast to reach $79.3B
Pay TV, SVOD, VOD
2020 Vision: Global IPTV revenues forecast to reach $79.3B
Feb 04 2015 8:30 AM

Yet another report is circulating that sets high hopes for the IPTV industry, this one saying that 2020 revenues could exceed $79.3 billion, up from just $24.9 billion in 2013.

The report, from Transparency Market Research, said the market – expected to see a CAGR of better than 18% -- primarily is being driven by two factors, increasing broadband penetration and decreasing IPTV subscription prices around the world.

APAC, Mobile
11% growth pushed number of mobile Internet users in China to 557M
Feb 03 2015 10:45 AM

The number of Internet users in China – already the largest such community in the world – grew to 649 million users by the end of 2014. And, according to a report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), nearly 86%, some 557 million users, access the Internet via mobile devices.

CNNIC, according to Reuters, said Internet users increased 31 million in 2014, growth that was outpaced by mobile users, which increased by 57 million.

Pay TV, APAC
Report: IPTV growth strongest in Asia, emerging markets
Jan 29 2014 8:00 AM

Emerging markets are helping to drive IPTV growth to record levels, according to new research.

Point Topic says IPTV subscriber growth hit record levels in 3Q13, the most recent figures available, as 4.49 million users were added worldwide, taking total IPTV subscribers to more than 91.7 million. Previously, Point Topic said, the highest growth it had recorded in the IPTV sector was 4.42 million adds in 3Q12.

Online Video, APAC
Chinese market shows strong preference for online video over TV
Jan 20 2014 8:00 AM

Nearly three-quarters of Chinese respondents prefer watching online videos rather than television, a new report suggests.