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“Steady” December in Netflix ISP Speed Index

December was relatively steady in the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Some 213 ISPs moved up 0.2 Mbps from November’s results, 217 ISPs stayed the same, and two ISPs, Viettel and VNPT in Vietnam, saw a drop of 0.2 […]

January 10, 2023

Vietnam: Netflix partners with MoMo

Netflix has announced a partnership with MoMo, a mobile wallet which can be used to make payments online, in Vietnam. “Digital wallet payments have become a popular mode for Vietnamese to pay for dining, utility bills, shopping and now entertainment. This is why we are excited to announce our partnership with super app MoMo, the […]

December 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

Netherlands, Vietnam climb Netflix Speed Index

Netherlands’ Caiway saw an increase of 0.4 Mbps to 3.4 Mbp for the month of August on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. This was an improvement from last month’s performance, where Caiway dropped by 0.6 Mbps to 3 Mbps. The Netherlands also […]

September 13, 2022

LG Display invests $1bn in Vietnam facility

LG Display is raising about $1 billion from investors in order to build a new flat-panel production facility in Vietnam. The new cash is coming from domestic and foreign banks, say local reports, with named banks such as ANZ Bank, HSBC, Citi Bank, and Spain’s Caixa Bank which will extend loans at competitive interest rates […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Ateme enables MyTV’s headend virtualisation

Ateme, a global player in video compression and delivery solutions with innovation at its core, has announced it has virtualised the headend of MyTV, a subsidiary of VNPT, the second biggest telecommunications operator in Vietnam. To enable the virtualised headend, Ateme used its native cloud-based TITAN software suite, composed of its multiscreen linear encoders and linear […]

May 31, 2022

21 countries top Netflix Speed Index for March

Five ISP services in Asia posted increases in the month of March on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. VNPT in Vietnam jumped 0.2 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 3.4 Mbps. After dipping by 0.2 Mbps last month, Japan’s VECTANT increased by […]

April 13, 2022

Survey shows site blocking benefits

Trade association Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy’s (CAP) most recent YouGov consumer surveys show that while piracy continues to be a major concern around the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines where 61 per cent of consumers admit to accessing pirate services in each country, site blocking, and in […]

March 23, 2022By Colin Mann

iWedia selected by Canal+

iWedia, a providers of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, is working on a new deployment with CANAL+ International, providing software services as the broadcaster consolidates its rapid growth in multiple territories with an additional set-top box (STB) supplier.  CANAL+ International, international subsidiary of the CANAL+ […]

February 8, 2022

Netflix curates Lunar New Year collection

To mark the Lunar New Year, Netflix has curated a list of films and series for the watch parties during this season. Available in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam, Netflix’s Lunar New Year Collection spans comedy, drama, romance and action. The collection is divided into eight aptly-named categories to celebrate the Year of […]

January 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare