Advanced Television


China: iQiyi scores Premier League rights

iQiyi Sports, the Chinese video platform, has signed a deal to be the exclusive digital broadcast partner of the Premier League in China until the end of the 2024/25 season. The joint sports media venture between marketing firm Super Sports Media and Baidu-owned iQiyi have acquired the rights to all 380 matches per season, with […]

July 23, 2021

Astro, Netflix strategic partnership

Malaysia pay-TV operator Astro and Netflix have agreed a partnership that will bring Netflix’s streaming service to Astro’s platform. Netflix joins Astro GO, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO Go and iQIYI as the latest addition to Astro’s fast-growing family of streaming services. Astro customers will soon be able to enjoy seamless access to Netflix on their connected […]

June 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: Netflix 40% of SE Asia SVoD consumption

Premium video platforms in Southeast Asia, led by Netflix, Viu, WeTV, iQIYI and Vidio, captured 10 per cent of total video streaming minutes in Q1 2021, according to a study published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The quarterly report, titled Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics: A Definitive Study, leverages MPA’s proprietary AMPD […]

May 18, 2021

iQIYI starts streaming in MENA

Chinese video streamer iQIYI has launched in some Arab nations. Singapore-based iQIYI International says it will offer more than 3000 titles to customers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The company’s parent is based in Beijing, China. iQIYI offers pan-Asian content and claims more than 100 million active users globally paying around $5 a […]

March 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

VCNI ramps up studio presence in Asia with Something Special

VIS, a division of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), is ramping up output in the Asian region through a partnership with Seoul-based format production studio Something Special, launched by South Korean veteran formats producer Jin Woo Hwang. VIS will have exclusive first-look rights to globally represent and co-develop up to ten of Something Special’s top unscripted […]

March 9, 2021

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

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

Report: APAC SVoD revenues overtake AVoD

A report from Media Partners Asia (MPA) shows that the Asia Pacific online video industry grew revenue by 14 per cent year-on-year in 2020 to reach $30.5 billion (€25bn). SVoD overtook AVoD

January 11, 2021

Alibaba, Tencent circle iQIYI

China’s Alibaba and Tencent groups have each held separate talks with Baidu about acquiring video streaming service iQIYI, according to Reuters. But reports say negotiations have stalled on a valuation of around $20 billion (€16.7bn) by Baidu. Both companies, which have their own video streaming services, are also nervous of heightened scrutiny from China’s antitrust […]

November 27, 2020

iQIYI launches on ZEASN’s Whale Eco

ZEASN, a provider of OTT and Smart TV solutions, today announced a partnership with iQIYI International, an on-demand video streaming platform that brings high quality and premium Asian content to an international audience. Through this partnership, the iQIYI app now has been made available on tens of millions of ZEASN supported smart devices across the […]

November 26, 2020