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Bollywood entertainment platform Eros tops 2 million subs
APAC, SVOD, Mobile
Bollywood entertainment platform Eros tops 2 million subs
Dec 09 2016 7:30 AM

Eros Now, an over-the-top (OTT) Bollywood entertainment platform owned by Eros International, says it has topped two million paid subscribers worldwide after signing deals with a number of 4G-focused telecom players in India, including Reliance Jio, Airtel, IDEA Cellular Network and more recently Vodafone.

The four platforms give Eros a potential reach of 686 million subscribers, nearly 60% of India’s total mobile user base of more than 1 billion.

India set to evolve into a massive OTT video market
APAC, OTT, Research
India set to evolve into a massive OTT video market
Oct 24 2016 11:30 AM

With more than 300 million Internet users and nearly one billion smartphone users, India is developing into a major market for over-the-top video, especially with nearly one third of the population consisting of consumers in the Millennials and Gen Edge generations.

Programmatic ad revenue seen doubling in APAC’s top markets
Programmatic, Ad Technology
Programmatic ad revenue seen doubling in APAC’s top markets
Sep 19 2016 8:45 AM

Indonesia and Malaysia are among the leaders when it comes to programmatic ad spending growth in the Asia Pacific region, and a new study says APAC’s six largest markets are expected to see a surge in spending over the next several years.

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.

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.

Singtel drops $1.84B to push deeper into India, Thailand
APAC, Mobile, OTT
Singtel drops $1.84B to push deeper into India, Thailand
Aug 18 2016 7:15 AM

Singtel is expanding its mobile reach in Thailand and India, raising its stakes in Thailand’s largest mobile operator AIS and Indian integrated telecom Bharti Airtel with a $1.84 billion cash purchase of investment company Temasek's 21% share of Intouch Holdings.

Intouch controls 7.4% percent of Bharti Telecom, the holding company for Airtel, and is the largest shareholder in AIS.

Amazon plans Prime Instant Video launch in India; plans major content play
APAC, SVOD
Amazon plans Prime Instant Video launch in India; plans major content play
Jul 27 2016 3:30 PM

Amazon’s bringing its Prime Instant Video SVOD service to India, initially making it available in more than 100 cities, and rumors are flying that it plans a significant spend on local content.

APAC, OTT
Voot partnering with IIAF 2016 in Madrid
Jun 20 2016 12:30 PM

Viacom18’s OTT service Voot is partnering with the International Indian Film Academy for IIFA 2016, later this month in Madrid.

India’s most awaited and celebrated film celebration, IIFA 2016, will give Voot an opportunity to bring the Bollywood Awards extravaganza to a broad audience over the Internet.

APAC, Mobile, Online Video
YouTube offering auto downloads overnight in India to cut mobile data charges
Jun 09 2016 7:15 AM

Mobile users in India looking to keep data usage down and still have access to online videos are getting a break from YouTube, which is rolling out a new feature that will allow consumers to download video at night when data rates are cheaper.

The “Smart Offline” feature isn’t currently offered from all mobile operators, but YouTube is making it available to any of them in the country.

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Ooyala News
Viacom18 taps Ooyala Pulse to monetize enormous OTT opportunity in India
Jun 01 2016 4:00 AM

There’s no question over-the-top services providing premium content to audiences wherever they are and on whichever device they prefer is the future of TV. TV subscriptions decline as online viewing explodes... especially on mobile.

APAC, Earnings, Operators
Dish TV India ups sub count 508,000, shows profit for second year in a row
May 24 2016 5:00 AM

Dish TV India added more than 508,000 new pay-TV subscribers in its latest fiscal quarter, a record.

The company this week said Q4 fiscal 2016 consolidated subscription revenues topped $109.4 million (Rs. 7,410 million) up 12.6% from a year ago, and operating revenues of $118.1 million (Rs. 7,993 million), up 9.5% year-over-year.

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.

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