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Beyond Rights secures new deals in China

Ahead of its participation in the virtual MIP China event, starting tomorrow, Beyond Rights has announced the closure of several new deals for factual and kids’ content in the territory. Following its acquisition of Turbozaurs from the Beyond Rights catalogue, Youku, the streaming platform of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, has now picked up […]

June 27, 2022

Forecast: APAC sports rights costs to grow 5.6% in 2022

The market for sports rights and sports media revenues across Asia Pacific recovered in 2021 after the damaging impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and is expected to grow at a sustainable rate over 2021-26, according to a report from Media Partners Asia (MPA). The main driver will be consumer and advertiser demand for […]

May 9, 2022

Grand National global on 30 broadcasters

The Randox Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 9th will receive worldwide TV exposure with around 30 broadcasters showcasing the one of world’s most famous jumps race to all around the globe. Forty runners and riders will take on 30 fences in the four-and-a-quarter mile race, with all eyes on Rachael Blackmore and her […]

April 7, 2022

Accedo appoints VP People and Culture

Global video solutions provider, Accedo, has announcesd the appointment of Pernilla Wranéus as its new VP People and Culture, reporting to CEO Michael Lantz. Wranéus brings more than 20 years of experience from the IT/Telecom sector in different senior leadership roles, most recently at Ericsson as Head of People for the global IoT business unit. In […]

April 5, 2022

Study: Countries with highest-earning eSports gamers

A study by casino experts MapleCasino analysed the total earnings countries have gained from eSports, along with the number of eSports players the country has, to establish which countries have the highest earning professional gamers. The analysis revealed that Jordan has the highest average earnings per eSports gamer, with the country’s 84 athletes earning a […]

April 1, 2022

Huawei’s revenues fall as sanctions kick in

Chinese technology company Huawei saw revenues for 2021 of 636.8 billion Chinese yen (€89.6bn), but this is dramatically down on the 891.4 billion yen revenue for 2020 – a fall of 28.5 per cent. The biggest hit was to the company’s consumer business, no longer being allowed access to Google’s Playstore for example, which saw […]

March 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

iQIYI launches on Roku in US

iQIYI, an online entertainment service in China, has announced that its IQIYI channel is now available on Roku devices in Canada and the US. iQIYI’s current overseas subscribers will now be able to enjoy iQIYI content through their Roku devices by simply logging on to the iQIYI channel on their Roku device. iQIYI International service […]

March 29, 2022

TAS taps ABS for capacity over Asia

Teleport Access Services (TAS), a Taiwanese service provider has signed a multi-year capacity deal with ABS, a global satellite operator, to broadcast Hwazan TV, a Buddhism-based channel via ABS-2 satellite at 75° East. TAS will distribute the channel on the ABS-2 Southern beam MCPC platform across Asia and Buddhist communities within this region. Launched in […]

March 29, 2022

Forecast: China pay-TV market stagnant 2021 to 2026

The pay-TV services revenue in China is expected to grow at a sluggish compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.6 per cent from $35.1 billion (€31.6bn) in 2021 to $36.2 billion in 2026, due to a steady decline in cable TV subscriptions and drop in overall pay-TV average revenue per subscription (ARPS), according to GlobalData, […]

March 2, 2022

China Mobile Tianjin, Huawei to build Premium OTN

Tianjin, as the economic center of the Bohai Sea region and largest port city in North China, vigorously develops emerging industries in the past decade, including Internet, big data, and intelligence, and has become one of the leaders in digital economy nationwide. This derives from Tianjin’s investment in high-speed, secure, and reliable data transmission channels […]

February 28, 2022