Advanced Television


China: Tencent scores Premier League deal

Digital giant Tencent has agreed a one season deal to broadcast Premier League football in China after the previous local partner, PPTV, stopped paying when the league was suspended during lockdown. The Premier League thus terminated the contract. The league, which kicked off its 2020/21 season last weekend, confirmed that viewers in China will be […]

September 17, 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