Advanced Television


Taiwan wants LEO broadband system

Taiwan wants its own satellite broadband system. Taiwan is just 80 miles from China’s mainland, and is anxious that it must have an independent infrastructure in case of near-by crisis. A report in The New York Times says that Taiwan wants to see an initial satellite orbiting by 2026. Meanwhile, Taiwan has a partnership agreement […]

March 19, 2024By Chris Forrester

SpaceX not serving Taiwan

SpaceX has been accused of denying its Starlink broadband service to Taiwan in order not to upset China, and in so doing may be in violation of its obligations to the US government, reports the WSJ. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.) has written to Elon Musk that multiple sources told a House committee he leads […]

February 26, 2024By Chris Forrester

HBO GO on Taiwan Mobile

Taiwan Mobile has expanded its entertainment offering by adding Warner Bros Discovery’s regional streaming service HBO GO. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Taiwan Mobile is offering a special promotional annual subscription price of NT$69 (€2) month available from February 1st-14th (regular price NT$90), giving users access to some of the world’s most iconic shows […]

February 1, 2024

Chunghwa Telecom selects Eutelsat’s OneWeb

Eutelsat OneWeb has won a multi-million dollar agreement with Chunghwa Telecom, the largest integrated telecommunication service provider in Taiwan. The deal covers access to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite services from OneWeb. Eutelsat says that its OneWeb’s LEO satellite network will enable Chunghwa Telecom to bolster their suite of communication services with additional space-based connectivity. […]

November 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

WBD, Taiwan Mobile, TAICCA sign content MOU

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), Taiwan Mobile and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), have signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create and distribute Taiwanese original content locally and across international markets. Taiwan’s content industry has been flourishing in recent years particularly in mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong, and the Chinese-speaking territories of […]

October 31, 2023

Taiwan Mobile selects Broadpeak’s Origin Packager

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, has announced that telco operator Taiwan Mobile is using Broadpeak’s BkS350 Origin Packager to improve live multiscreen video delivery across Asia. Broadpeak’s Origin Packager solution enables Taiwan Mobile to package and protect ABR content delivered to mobile […]

June 7, 2023

Netflix broadens Chinese-language offerings

Netflix has announced it will be releasing five original Chinese-language shows globally. Headlining the announcement is Agent From Above, a fantasy series rooted in traditional Taiwanese beliefs. Produced with renowned production studios mm2 Entertainment and Good Films Production, the series boasts extensive visual effects, bringing to life an oriental universe of gods, monsters, humans, and […]

November 3, 2022

Airoha announces RDK-B support for broadband SoC

Taiwan’s premier IC design house, Airoha Technology, a subsidiary of IC giant MediaTek, has announced that it has started to deliver to its customers a Broadband System-on-Chip (SOC) solution powered by RDK-B, an open-source platform that standardise key functions of customer premise equipment (CPE). As an active member in the RDK community, Airoha has helped […]

October 11, 2022

Eleven Taiwan, Twitch partnership

Eleven Taiwan has partnered with the streaming platform Twitch ahead of the new Taiwan baseball season, to make its live match coverage more accessible to fans. Eleven Taiwan holds the rights to all home matches for the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) for the Rakuten Monkeys, Wei Chuan Dragons and Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions. Games are […]

April 1, 2022

TAS taps ABS for capacity over Asia

Teleport Access Services (TAS), a Taiwanese service provider has signed a multi-year capacity deal with ABS, a global satellite operator, to broadcast Hwazan TV, a Buddhism-based channel via ABS-2 satellite at 75° East. TAS will distribute the channel on the ABS-2 Southern beam MCPC platform across Asia and Buddhist communities within this region. Launched in […]

March 29, 2022