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Locomotive Global Media makes new appointments

In an endeavour to further expand its business horizon and add further to existing momentum in the Indian market, Locomotive Global Media (LGM) has announced the appointment of Anup Thanvi as Coordinating Producer and Pearl Gill as Head of Production. The announcement comes at a time when the company is gearing up for the next […]

June 30, 2022

Forecast: SVoD subs to reach 1.69bn by 2027

Global SVoD subscriptions will increase by 485 million between 2021 and 2027 to reach 1.69 billion, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Six US-based platforms will have 988 million paying SVoD subscribers by 2027, up from 612 million in 2021. “Our Netflix forecasts for 2027 are 29 million […]

May 16, 2022

AVIA: “Future is bright for India’s video market”

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has held its third Future of Video India virtual conference to much optimism as industry leaders remained bullish on India’s long-term view, after its fifth straight quarter of economic expansion, with all round economic recovery and an economic rebound that is much broader based and across multiple sectors. Mihir […]

May 4, 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

Star India extends Premier League deal

The Premier League has extended its coverage in the India with a renewal of its media rights arrangement with Star India. As a result of the contract extension between the English top-flight football league and the India-facing subsidiary of the The Walt Disney Corporation, Star India will continue to broadcast Premier League matches until 2025.  […]

March 16, 2022

Indonesia: WWE signs first deal with Disney

Disney and WWE have reportedly come to an agreement to stream the WWE Network in Indonesia as part of the Disney+ Hotstar service. The deal, similar to the arrangement with Peacock in the US, begins with the Royal Rumble event which takes place on January 29th. All future WWE live events will be made available […]

January 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix cuts India sub price

Netflix, facing a local battle of competition as far as streaming services are concerned in India, is slashing its subscriber rates. The new rates are effective immediately. The new rates show some dramatic savings. For example, for viewing on a mobile or tablet (both extremely commonplace and important in the Indian market) it will cost […]

December 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

T20 World Cup delivers record viewership

Cricket and sports fans across the world enjoyed unparalleled coverage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, when the tournament returned after five years. The event, the biggest ever cricket tournament to be staged in the UAE and Oman, broke viewership records in several regions, including garnering a record television reach of 167 million, […]

November 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Forecast: Disney+ subs to pass Netflix in 2027

Five major US-based platforms will control 53 per cent of the world’s 1.7 billion SVoD subscriptions by 2026, according to the SVOD Platform Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. That equates to a collective 910 million subscriptions by 2026; up from 585 million in 2021. Netflix will remain the largest player, adding 53 […]

November 17, 2021

Netflix now on Astro

Astro has unveiled its new Astro experience, enabling customers in Malaysia to stream Netflix on Astro TV and enjoy better savings with new subscription packs. Euan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Pay-TV and Group COO, Astro said: “Listening closely to our customers, we are reimagining the entire Astro experience to suit their needs, providing more […]

November 9, 2021