Advanced Television


Research: 34% SE Asian viewers using OTT services

A third (34 per cent) of Southeast Asian viewers are now using OTT services, according to a study by The Trade Desk. The research also shows that the region welcomed 20 million new OTT viewers in the past year. There are now 200 million users who stream 9.7 billion hours’ worth of OTT content per […]

February 28, 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

Twisted Strings on HBO GO and Catchplay+ in March

Get entwined in the world of fantasy and suspense in the new HBO Asia Original series Twisted Strings, a satire anthology of selfishness, greed, and ignorance. The Chinese-language series premieres with two episodes on Sunday, March 27 on WarnerMedia’s HBO and HBO GO across Southeast Asia. Executive produced by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien (The […]

January 26, 2022

Indonesia: SPI/FilmBox’s Dizi on Transvision

SPI/FilmBox’s drama brand Dizi, which offers a slate of popular Turkish series, is now traveling to Indonesia through a new distribution agreement with Transvision, one of the leading telecommunications providers in the country. Dizi will be available on all of Transvision’s linear pay-TV services via DTH, IPTV, Smart TV, cable, and OTT, including the XStream […]

December 1, 2021

Thales Alenia to build Indonesian space satellite

Thales Alenia Space has signed a prime contractor agreement with PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) to build a powerful 32 Gb/s high-throughput satellite. It will be delivered in early 2024 and placed at 113 degrees east. The craft will operate in C and Ku-bands. Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor and responsible for the […]

October 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Indonesia: Hits, Hits Movies on IndiHome

Rewind Networks has announced the launch of Hits and Hits Movies on IndiHome, Telkom Indonesia’s nationwide fixed broadband service delivering internet, telephone and video entertainment. Starting October 1st, Hits will be available on Channel 507 (SD), 965 (HD) and Hits Movies on Channel 606 (SD), 966 (HD) on IndiHome TV and USeeTV GO app services. […]

September 30, 2021

Indonesia’s DTP selects Hughes Network

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has won a contract from Indonesian internet service provider PT Dwi Tunggal Putra (DTP) for Hughes’ Jupiter System and to connect with 1400 rural locations on the many islands of Indonesia and Papua. This is a major contract for Hughes and will see DTP use capacity on Korea’s KTSAT 7 (KT7) […]

September 10, 2021

Gamestream expands partnership with Telkom Indonesia

Global B2B cloud gaming company Gamestream has announced an expansion of its partnership with South-East Asian telco Telkom Indonesia, that will see the GameQoo cloud gaming service extend across Indonesia for the first time. GameQoo – which uses Gamestream’ cloud technology and games catalogue – was launched in April 2019 for millions of Telkom Indonesia […]

August 3, 2021

Indonesia in satellite j-v with Thales Alenia

Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT) and Thales Alenia Space, a joint-venture between Thales (67 per cent) and Leonardo (33 per cent), have signed an agreement to start the activities of the broadband telecoms satellite SATRIA. Thales Alenia Space, acting as prime contractor for this project, initially signed on July 2019 for a consortium led by Indonesia’s […]

September 9, 2020By Chris Forrester

Indonesia: Major drop in streaming piracy

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Indonesian consumers has found a massive 55 per cent reduction in consumers accessing piracy websites over the past ten months. The survey, commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and conducted by YouGov, found that 28 per cent of online consumers currently […]

July 15, 2020By Colin Mann