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Forecast: Malaysia SVoD penetration at 38% in 2026

The household penetration of SVoD services in Malaysia is expected to increase from 17 per cent in 2021 to 38 per cent in 2026, driven by considerable rise in the adoption of OTT platforms, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Malaysia SVoD Forecast (Q2 2022) reveals that SVoD subscriptions in the country […]

October 27, 2022

South Africa: BBC Studios content deal with VIU

BBC Studios has secured its first content package deal with pan-regional OTT video streaming service, VIU. The multi-genre deal will bring over 150 hours of British content to VIU’s platform in South Africa, including dramas, documentaries and children’s content. The agreement will mark the first sale of Homegrown Tastes South Africa, BBC Lifestyle’s local commission […]

October 3, 2022

Study: Singaporeans value premium OTT content

Trade body the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has released a new research study, Premium OTT – Building its Rightful Place in the Digital Market, to understand the usage of different video services in Singapore and attitudes towards them. The study, conducted by Milieu Insight was unveiled to agencies, advertisers and brands at AVIA’s first […]

September 12, 2022

Singapore: StarHub adds Viu

StarHub has announced a collaboration with Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT service, for customers to access over 12,000 hours of Asian content on StarHub TV+. As the only service provider in Singapore offering bundled services with Viu, StarHub Entertainment subscribers on Asian+ will score Viu Premium access without paying any extra. Viu boasts a large catalogue […]

April 28, 2022

VIU Original Pretty Liars returns for second season

Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service, has announced the second season of the award-winning Original series Pretty Little Liars, will premiere on April 14th 2022 in all 16 Viu markets. The winner of the Asian Academy Creative Awards and Content Asia Awards for the first season bringing pride to Indonesian storytelling through the teen […]

April 10, 2022

Report: Local content fuels SVoD growth in SE Asia

Korean dramas were the largest consumed online video content category in Southeast Asia (SEA) in 2021, followed by local content (particularly Thai and Indonesian) with US content in third place, according to analysis published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The MPA report, titled Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages MPA’s AMPD Research […]

March 29, 2022

Forecast: GCC VoD revenue $2.1bn by 2026

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) video industry grew revenue by 11 per cent Y/Y in 2021 to reach $1.9 billion (€1.6bn), according to the GCC Video & Broadband Distribution 2021 report from Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report provides analysis of telecoms, online video, pay-TV and free TV industries across the six Gulf Cooperation Council […]

February 23, 2022

Forecast: Malaysia SVoD penetration 27% in 2025

The household penetration of SVoD services in Malaysia is expected to increase from 12 per cent in 2020 to about 27 per cent in 2025, driven by considerable rise in the adoption of OTT video service platforms, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Malaysia SVOD Forecast reveals that the SVoD subscriptions in […]

September 24, 2021

Report: Netflix 40% of SE Asia SVoD consumption

Premium video platforms in Southeast Asia, led by Netflix, Viu, WeTV, iQIYI and Vidio, captured 10 per cent of total video streaming minutes in Q1 2021, according to a study published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The quarterly report, titled Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics: A Definitive Study, leverages MPA’s proprietary AMPD […]

May 18, 2021

Report: Viu tops monthly active users in SE Asia

Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service, achieved strog viewrships in Q4 2020 according to a report from AMPD Research, a subsidiary of Media Partners Asia (MPA). Key highlights of the report include: – Viu ranks first in aggregate monthly active users amongst premium major video streaming platforms in Southeast Asia (which includes Indonesia, the […]

March 11, 2021