Advanced Television


21 countries top Netflix Speed Index for March

Five ISP services in Asia posted increases in the month of March on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. VNPT in Vietnam jumped 0.2 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 3.4 Mbps. After dipping by 0.2 Mbps last month, Japan’s VECTANT increased by […]

April 13, 2022

ZEE5 Global welcomes Tamil New Year with Oru Awesome Thudakkam

ZEE5 Global, the platform for South-Asian content, has announced a compelling content line-up in Tamil at a glittering star-studded gala – Oru Awesome Thodakkam in Chennai. In attendance at the soiree were some of the most noted stalwarts of the Tamil entertainment industry including renowned director, screenwriter, and producer Vetrimaaran who is releasing his first […]

April 12, 2022

Kacific introduces APAC’s first HTS Ka-band Enterprise Backup service

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has responded to a growing interest in connectivity protection by launching Enterprise Backup, a service that protects organisations against outages that happen all-too-frequently.  It is the first enterprise backup service in the Asia Pacific region designed to take advantage of the speed, efficiency and flexibility of Ka-band satellite connectivity.   “Fibre and […]

April 11, 2022

AVIA: “Optimism for OTT growth”

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations largely revolving on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer. In discussing the outlook for the video industry […]

April 6, 2022

CNA selects Vewd for app distribution

Vewd, a provider of OTT solutions globally, has announced that Asian news channel CNA is now available for Vewd-enabled smart TVs and STBs worldwide. With nearly 30 million Vewd-enabled TVs, STBs, game consoles, and cars shipping each year, and over 450 million connected TV devices enabled to date, Vewd offers one of the largest independent […]

March 30, 2022

Report: Local content fuels SVoD growth in SE Asia

Korean dramas were the largest consumed online video content category in Southeast Asia (SEA) in 2021, followed by local content (particularly Thai and Indonesian) with US content in third place, according to analysis published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The MPA report, titled Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages MPA’s AMPD Research […]

March 29, 2022

SES buys new satellite from Thales

SES is buying what will be SES-26, a new ultra-sophisticated software-defined satellites from Thales-Alenia Space. The craft will replace NSS-12 at 57 degrees East and serve what SES describes as “hundreds of millions” across three continents. SES-26 will maintain and expand the range of content delivery and connectivity services to broadcasters, media companies, telco operators, […]

March 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: International demand for diverse content

STARZ, in partnership with the Center for Scholars & Storytellers at UCLA, has published an international consumer survey examining consumer perceptions and demands for diverse, authentic and inclusive media representation. Among the top findings from the International Audiences Want to See More Diverse Representation On and Off Screen survey, results indicate that diversity on screen […]

March 17, 2022

Study: Xbox is world’s favourite console brand

Xbox is the world’s most popular console brand, according to a study by gaming site solitaired, which analysed Google Trends data for searches for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch in more than 200 countries. The data revealed that Xbox is the world’s favourite console, with it being the most searched in 97 nations around the world, […]

March 16, 2022

AsiaSat furthers SAILAS’s managed service expansion

Asian satellite solutions provider, AsiaSat, has announced plans to expand SAILAS’s end-to-end managed connectivity service for the maritime sector with a wide range of value-added services that will further increase operational efficiency and safety for vessel operators, and enhance communication and entertainment experience of crews and passengers on board. This new initiative marks an important […]

March 16, 2022