Advanced Television

Hong Kong

BirdDog, Ideal Systems announce APAC partnership

BirdDog, a manufacturer of NDI enabled PTZ cameras, converters, and software has announced a strategic partnership with Ideal Systems, to further drive growth across the Asia Pacific region. Ideal Systems provide a full spectrum of media technology services including consultation, design, installation, integration, as well as operational and maintenance support of state-of-the-art technology infrastructure across […]

September 30, 2021

Hong Kong: UFC on Now TV

Now TV, the media entertainment arm of HKT, is bringing UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) to Hong Kong viewers laterthis month. Now TV plans to broadcast 42 live events per year, which consists of 30 UFC Fight Nights to be shown on Now Sports Plus (Channel 680) and 12 UFC numbered events to be shown on […]

September 29, 2021

Disney+ doubles subs, APAC expansion

The Walt Disney Company has  revealed its Disney+ streaming service passed 116 million global subscribers in Q3, more than double year-on-year. Its US-based services also saw growth, with Hulu up 21 per cent to 42.8 million subscribers and ESPN+ jumping 75 per cent to 14.9 million, for a total 174 million subscribers across the Disney […]

August 13, 2021By Nik Roseveare

disguise reopens its LA xR stage

disguise, a platform for Extended Reality (xR) production, has launched a new and improved state-of-the-art xR stage at its Los Angeles office. The new space comes equipped with the latest technology to meet the growing demand for the disguise xR workflow in virtual production and broadcast in the West Coast area. In early 2020, disguise […]

July 6, 2021

Hong Kong: NBCU launches DreamWorks on Now TV

NBCUniversal International has announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour, HD channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on the Now TV pay-TV service in Hong Kong. DreamWorks is available on Now TV immediately and on demand from July 19th, with programmes dubbed in Cantonese and Putonghua. The channel will be offered as […]

June 17, 2021

Hong Kong: PCCW, beIN extend Champions League deal

PCCW Media and beIN Asia Pacific have extended their collaboration to offer live coverage of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League to Hong Kong audiences from 2021/22 to 2023/24 seasons. Now TV becomes the first TV platform in Hong Kong that collaborates with beIN Sports to bring […]

June 9, 2021

ViuTV, Now TV bring Tokyo Olympics to Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Government has announced the acquisition of the broadcast rights to the Tokyo Olympics, and ViuTV and Now TV will now bring the sporting event to all Hong Kong viewers. All Hong Kong residents will be able to watch this summer’s Olympics Games at home or on-the-go via ViuTV, Now TV, Now E […]

May 11, 2021

Malaysia LEO satellite scheme emerges

Hong Kong-based Greenpro Capital Grp is backing Angkasa-X, a would-be provider of Low Earth orbiting communications. Angkasa-X is reporting that three parties have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) including the Malaysia Penang State Government and University Science of Malaysia (USM) in establishing the ASEAN Space Economy by forming the ASEAN-LINK satellite constellation. Angkasa-X has also […]

April 28, 2021By Chris Forrester

TikTok halts Hong Kong operations

Video-sharing social media app TikTok has ceased operations in Hong Kong, according to a notice posted on its website. The company flagged the move earlier this week after China imposed a new security law on the city. The law has restricted freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory, raising concerns of official oversight of social media.   Other […]

July 10, 2020