Advanced Television


WBD announces Glow Up China

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) China has announced its first foray into Chinese reality with Glow Up China, an adaptation of the popular Warner Bros Independent Television Production (WBITVP) format. Delving into the world and talents of Chinese make-up artists, the series will launch locally on streaming platform Tencent Video this December. Building on the format’s […]

December 1, 2023

Optimism for Thai content market

Over 150 industry leaders gathered in Bangkok for the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Thailand in View conference, for a day of discussions centered around the State of Video in Thailand. There was much optimism on the future of video and content, with many speakers agreeing that it was indeed Thailand’s time on the world […]

October 13, 2023

Tencent slump hurts Naspers

South Africa-based Naspers has reported a 78 per cent collapse in profits. Naspers has been badly hurt by the much lower contribution from China’s Tencent which is responsible for the bulk of earnings and revenues for Naspers. Naspers, which has its global investment business housed in Amsterdam-listed Prosus, draws over two-thirds of its revenue from […]

June 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: AWS, Azure top gaming cloud platforms

Omdia research has benchmarked the leading cloud platforms in the games industry. Omdia’s Market Radar: Cloud Platforms for Games 2023 finds that the market for cloud and related services in the games industry will be worth over $12 billion in 2023. The report analyses in detail the capabilities of the seven leading players in this […]

June 22, 2023

Amuse Animation opens China office

Amuse Animation, a boutique digital-first animation studio, has opened an office in China to be headed by distribution, co-production and licensing executive Entin Liu. The move follows the company’s recent appointment of Jiella Esmat as Chief Revenue Officer based in London to oversee the growth of the company’s 360 content development worldwide. Chief Revenue Officer, Jiella […]

May 30, 2023

Prosus trims Tencent holding

Cape Town-based multinational Naspers, and its Dutch investment division Prosus, have sold 789,000 shares in China-based Tencent Holdings. Prosus, in a regulatory filing, said it now holds 25.99 per cent of Tencent. Prosus had signalled its intention as far back as mid-year 2022 as part of its plan to fund its own buy-back of shares […]

April 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Bank: “Prosus top pick for 2023”

On December 5th, Netherlands-based media conglomerate Prosus will hold a Capital Markets Day (along with its major backer Naspers) and it has prompted investment bank Exane/BNPP to issue a note to clients which – in summary – says that Prosus is set to emerge from the crises [of the past few years] stronger and is […]

November 30, 2022

Linius appoints McNeill as director

Linius has annnnounced the appointment of Barry McNeill as its new director. McNeill has over 20 years of experience in Sports Management and Sports Technology. He has led multiple sport-tech companies through rapid growth phases as CEO at Catapult Sports and Prozone, which was acquired by StatsPerform in 2015. Linius has clients across a wide […]

November 24, 2022

Bank: Torrid time for China internet sell-offs

China, despite plenty of challenges, has traditionally been a robust performer for internet and related activity. But October 24th saw a “severe sell-off” according to analysts at investment bank Exane/BNPP. In trading on October 25th there was something of a recovery following the earlier dramatic declines. But the hard numbers on the falls did not […]

October 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

Tencent Cloud powers Mildom

Tencent Cloud – the cloud business of global technology company Tencent – has announced its all-round support for Japanese streaming service Mildom to enhance the service’s operational efficiency and elevate video streamers’ experience. Leveraging Tencent Cloud’s cutting-edge solutions, Mildom opens more doors to boost its competitiveness in the industry and provide its users with seamless […]

August 15, 2022