Hooq, the subscription video on-demand service backed by SingTel, Sony and Warner Bros., has deployed in Singapore, looking to gain a bigger foothold in its battle with Netflix.
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.
OTT video service, Viu, has launched a discounted premium subscription service in Singapore with telco partner, Singtel, offering viewers unlimited content downloads.
Netflix has started adding new countries to its ISP Speed Index as traffic from its massive January international deployment is starting to kick in; this month nine Asian countries were added, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Netflix may be planning to produce more local content for its Singaporean subscribers, but Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos suggested that any local video likely could play globally, a la Narcos – a drama about the drug trade set in Colombia – has been able to do.
Singapore is one of Asia’s fastest-growing online video market, especially when you count the number of subscription video on demand services – including just launched Netflix – that have deployed and those pondering a roll out, and the expected explosive demand for more mobile spectrum to service consumer's desires to watch video on their mobile devices.
Singapore operators Singtel and StarHub have followed different roads to the same destination – partnership deals with Netflix – just more than a week after the streaming video company announced it would deploy in the Asian city.
Hong Kong-based PCCW Media is deploying its over-the-top (OTT) multiscreen video service, Viu, in Singapore, its first regional expansion on the product.