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Forecast: 134m India pay-TV subs by 2025

A report by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that India’s pay-TV industry will grow at ~7 per cent CAGR between 2020-25 as total industry revenues, including subscription and advertising, reach $12.3 billion (€10.3bn) by 2025. The report, titled India Pay-TV Distribution 2021, predicts that

April 12, 2021

Analyst: Disney+ rollout a success in SE Asia

The rollout of Disney+ in Southeast Asia is going strong, as the streaming platform launched in India in April 2020, followed by Indonesia in September 2020 and more recently Singapore in February 2021. With approximately 30 millions subscribers already (30 per cent of all Disney+ subscribers), Disney surpassed its own previsions. Different factors can explain […]

April 8, 2021

Disney+ Hotstar selects CLEAR Production Cloud

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, has announced that Disney-owned video streaming service Disney+ Hotstar has signed a multi-year deal for CLEAR Production Cloud to enable secure and collaborative production workflows for their Originals content.                    “COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of cloud-based workflows for Media & Entertainment industry in production. And […]

April 6, 2021

Falcon & Winter Soldier sets Disney+ viewing record

Disney+ Original series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, from Marvel Studios ranked as the most watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend (March 19th – 22nd), and the most watched title overall for the same time period on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets. The first episode of The […]

March 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

SE Asia: US & Korean content top online consumption

Korean, US and local content form the core of online video content consumption across Southeast Asia, according to a study published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report, Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics: A Definitive Study, wraps up 2020 with key insight to online video content consumption trends across four Southeast Asian […]

March 1, 2021

Analyst: Hybrid models driving Indian VoD market

Futuresource Consulting’s latest Video Insights India report maps out the dynamics of this key emerging and increasingly-dynamic video battleground. An already rapidly evolving market, the pandemic has driven further change, with many consumers protecting disposable income by reducing pay-TV subscriptions and topping up viewing with SVoD and AVoD services. Pay-TV Operators Want Their Slice of […]

February 25, 2021

Analyst: Disney+ subs to exceed Netflix

Analyst firm Digital TV Research forecasts that the number of subscribers to Disney+ (294 million) will overtake the Netflix total (286 million) in 2026. However, Disney+ will only have more subscribers than

February 15, 2021

C4 brings Test Cricket back to FTA

Channel 4 has acquired the rights to show England’s Test cricket series in India in a deal that means Test cricket will return to free-to-air television in the UK for the first time in over 15 years. Global rights holders Star Sports, owned by Disney, and Channel 4 have agreed a contract for the live […]

February 2, 2021

Research: 7m SVoD subs in Indonesia

Media Partners Asia (MPA) has announced that total cumulative paying customers to SVoD services across the top 10 operators in Indonesia had reached approximately 7 million as of mid-January 2021, a net addition of 3.6 million new subscribers between September 5th 2020 to January 6th 2021. The research, published by MPA’s consumer insights division AMPD […]

January 19, 2021