Advanced Television


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

IQIYI joins StarHub

StarHub has announced a partnership with iQIYI for customers to have access to some 3,000 of the most popular Asian dramas and movies on their mobile phones or TVs through the Singapore entertainment service, StarHub TV+. Boasting one of the largest Chinese content libraries in the world, China-based iQIYI becomes the seventh OTT entertainment service […]

October 29, 2020

Report: Chinese streamers taking over SE Asian markets

This summer, Baidu’s streaming service iQiyi announced its plan to expand towards new markets in Asia-Pacific. The platform was launched in the second half of 2019 in Vietnam and Malaysia and is eyeing other strategic markets in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, in June, Tencent acquired the Malaysian service iFlix. The latter has been struggling to generate […]

August 26, 2020

Research: US & China were 63% of SVoD subs in 2019

The number of global gross SVoD subscriptions grew by 28 per cent in 2019. The net subscriber count rose by 55 million (16 per cent) in 2019 to total 403 million, according to Digital TV Research. Therefore, gross subscriptions are growing faster than net subscribers. This means

August 3, 2020

Insight TV signs first China deal with iQIYI

Insight TV has signed a content licensing deal with China’s video streaming giant iQIYI. With over 560 million monthly active users, of which 106 million are subscribers, iQIYI is China’s leading video streaming service. Insight TV’s content will be available on all of iQIYI’s ad-supported tier operated platforms, websites, and its affiliated companies. Under the […]

June 30, 2020