Advanced Television


Fight Sports acquires Magsayo vs Vargas in Philippines

Fight Sports has acquired the exclusive rights to become the exclusive broadcaster of Mark Magsayo’s first World Championship defense on July 9th against former world titleholder Rey Vargas, for Magsayo’s home country of the Philippines. Fight Sports will also be broadcasting this event in over 50 additional countries. Magsayo (24-0), an undefeated rising star and […]

May 25, 2022

Philippines’ Smart taps Firstlight Media

PLDT’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) is breaking new ground in OTT video experience for its customers, with the deployment of Firstlight Media’s cloud native OTT platform.   Firstlight Media will provide a seamless, cross-platform video infrastructure. This enables differentiated video experiences and a whole new suite of cutting-edge capabilities, without the cost or complexity […]

April 11, 2022

Starlink to launch in Philippines

The Philippines is preparing to register Elon Musk’s Starlink service an operating licence for its broadband-by-satellite system, said by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez as the first in South-East Asia. Local reports say that Starlink is now researching where to locate three dedicated Gateways throughout the archipelago for its first services and to set up its […]

April 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Indonesia: PSN orders giant satellite

Boeing announced at the Washington Satellite 2022 show that it had received an order from Indonesia’s PSN (Pasifik Satelit Nurantara) for a 160 Gb/s craft. The Boeing 702HP version satellite, called Nusantara Lima, will be launched by SpaceX in 2023. PSN is the country’s first private satellite operator. The new craft will have a secure […]

March 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey shows site blocking benefits

Trade association Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy’s (CAP) most recent YouGov consumer surveys show that while piracy continues to be a major concern around the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines where 61 per cent of consumers admit to accessing pirate services in each country, site blocking, and in […]

March 23, 2022By Colin Mann

PLDT, Telesat make Philippines’ broadband connection

Integrated telco PLDT and global satellite operator Telesat of Canada have successfully conducted the Philippines’ first on-orbit testing of high-speed broadband connectivity with Telesat’s Phase 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, marking yet another milestone for PLDT as the country’s leading provider of communication services over satellite technology. A first for Telesat with any operator […]

March 1, 2022

SPOTV extends broadcast deal with Extreme E

Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, has renewed its broadcast partnership for Season 2 with SPOTV. The deal will see the sport for purpose Championship air live across Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. In addition, Extreme E’s magazine programme, highlights, preview and […]

February 23, 2022

FIFA Arab Cup draws record viewership for beIN

beIN Media Group, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN Sports, revealed that it has achieved record-setting viewership figures of over 450 million cumulative views during the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 that was held from November 30th to December 18th 2021. In a move to make such a regionally […]

January 5, 2022

Starlink in talks with Philippine telcos

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband satellite business is talking to two Philippines-based telecom operators. The pair, namely Transpacific Broadband Group Int’l (TBGI) and fibre-optic broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions, are said to be looking to launch Starlink-based services in 2022, according to Bloomberg. The news comes on top of reports out of India that Musk has […]

November 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

Parasat Cable TV transitions away from MAC-PHY with Harmonic

Harmonic has announced that Philippines-based service provider Parasat Cable TV is modernizing its broadband operations with Harmonic’s CableOS Cloud-Native Core Platform, further adding to Harmonic’s growing roster of cable customers in the Asia-Pacific region. As the leader in virtualized access technology and distributed access architectures (DAA), Harmonic enables Parasat Cable TV to rapidly expand broadband […]

August 31, 2021