Advanced Television


mu Space reports rapid growth

mu Space Corp ended 2021 by releasing the price of their latest satellite, the mu-B200, at $4 million. The mu Space satellite, built in-house from top to bottom, features a power system that can be further tailored to each client’s demands. Apart from the rapid growth of production, mu Space says it has also been […]

April 4, 2022

Thaicom signs cloud infrastructure deal with AWS

Thaicom, the Asian satellite operator, has signed an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to create, transform, and deliver Thaicom digital content. Under the agreement, Thaicom and AWS will collaborate on building and deploying Thaicom’s first cloud-based satellite TV broadcast distribution platform for Asia Pacific. The broadcast platform will consist of cloud services providing software-defined […]

March 31, 2022

iQIYI launches on Roku in US

iQIYI, an online entertainment service in China, has announced that its IQIYI channel is now available on Roku devices in Canada and the US. iQIYI’s current overseas subscribers will now be able to enjoy iQIYI content through their Roku devices by simply logging on to the iQIYI channel on their Roku device. iQIYI International service […]

March 29, 2022

Thaicom, Globalstar LEO partnership

Thaicom, the Asian leading satellite operator, has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Globalstar, a global LEO satellite operator and provider of satellite IoT solutions and mobile satellite services, to collaborate on the establishment and operation of Globalstar’s low-earth orbit satellite (LEO) ground facilities in Thailand and regional commercial service deployment, with a […]

March 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Funatix Club official Fantasy Football parther for Hero I-League

Funatix Club announced that its Real Manager platform will become the official Fantasy Football partner of the Hero I-League in India. The partnership follows two recent regional deals with the Thai Football Association for the Thai League 1 and with the Football Association of Singapore for the Singapore Premier League. These three Asian leagues join […]

March 22, 2022

Research: 34% SE Asian viewers using OTT services

A third (34 per cent) of Southeast Asian viewers are now using OTT services, according to a study by The Trade Desk. The research also shows that the region welcomed 20 million new OTT viewers in the past year. There are now 200 million users who stream 9.7 billion hours’ worth of OTT content per […]

February 28, 2022

AsiaSat, Next Step distribute Thainess channel

Asian satellite solutions provider, AsiaSat, and Thai multi-channel operator, Next Step, have entered into a strategic partnership, bringing together their expertise in content aggregation, media management and distribution for the launch of a new lifestyle HD channel Thainess. In collaboration with Next Step, AsiaSat will provide technical and marketing support to deliver Thainess to the […]

January 26, 2022

Forecast: Thailand pay-TV services revenue at $1.1bn in 2026

Pay-TV service revenue in Thailand is expected to grow at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5 per cent from $734 million in 2021 to $1.1 billion in 2026, supported by growing DTH, cable TV and IPTV subscriptions, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Thailand pay-TV Forecast Model indicates that […]

October 27, 2021

Thailand awards satellites to National Telecom

The auction of new satellite licences was designed to generate millions for Thailand’s finance ministry, but the planned auction was scrapped after the only bidder was incumbent Thaicom via a subsidiary. The country’s Digital Economy & Society Ministry (DES) has awarded the licences from the abandoned auction of Thaicom 4 and Thaicom 6 satellites to […]

September 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Thailand fails to find more satellite bidders

Thailand’s attempt to encourage more bidders for the nation’s orbital satellite slots has failed. TC Space Connect, a subsidiary of existing incumbent Thaicom, is again the sole bidder. National Telecom (NT) has not proceeded with a bid. The official auction is due to be held on August 28th. The existing satellite concession for Thaicom ends […]

August 17, 2021By Chris Forrester