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Philippines: Telco, pay-TV revenue to increase 4% CAGR

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in the Philippines is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 per cent during 2021-2026, mainly supported by mobile data and fixed broadband segments, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s research reveals that the mobile voice service revenue in the country […]

December 22, 2022

Forecast: APAC pay-TV revenues at $35bn by 2027

A report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that ex-China, Asia Pacific pay-TV subscriber growth will be relatively flat in 2022 with an estimated 106,000 subscribers cutting the cord. Cord cutting peaked between 2019 and 2021 with an aggregate 9.1 million subs cancelling subscriptions, according to MPA analysis, driven by erosion in key markets […]

December 5, 2022

Philippines: Fixed comms revenue to grow 2.7% CAGR to 2027

The total fixed communication services revenue in the Philippines is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7 per cent from $5.2 billion in 2022 to $6 billion in 2027, mainly driven by the strong growth in fixed broadband segment, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Philippines Fixed Communications […]

November 23, 2022

Disney+ readies Philippines launch

Disney has announced that the Disney+ streaming service will launch in the Philippines on November 17th, offering a full library of movies and TV shows from Disney’s iconic brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star. Disney+ Philippine subscriptions are available in two price pans: Mobile and Premium. The Mobile Plan is […]

October 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

108 Media acquires rights to Bridezillas and Marriage Boot Camp for Philippines

London/Singapore-based global media firm 108 Media has acquired the Philippine rights to produce local adaptations of the long-running pop culture phenomenon WE tv original series, Bridezillas and its highly successful spin-off, Marriage Boot Camp. Bridezillas hails from a September Films format, and Marriage Boot Camp from DCD Rights and producer Thinkfactory Media. The deal was […]

October 12, 2022

Cignal TV unveils enhanced Cignal Play on Quickplay

he Philippines’ premium content provider, Cignal TV, has transformed user experiences for viewers of its Cignal Play streaming service, using Quickplay’s cloud-native OTT platform. The announcement was made at the APOS conference here. Cignal Play has leveraged the flexibility, agility, and scalability advantages of the Quickplay platform to significantly improve streaming quality, navigation and discovery, […]

September 28, 2022

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