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Chinese Tech giant’s efforts to acquire Spotify this Year

According to a new report, Chinese tech giant Tencent made attempts to acquire Spotify earlier this year. Tencent tried to acquire Spotify so as to expand its reach in the music streaming market beyond China and Asia. Tencent’s own music streaming unit boosts of 600 million users across 600 million users. Hopeful to acquire Spotify …

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Cord cutting – History, Current Scenario and What to expect in the future

Cutting the cord or canceling your cable or satellite TV service in favor of a streaming service seems to be the trending topic these days. Cord-cutting is an actual phenomenon. It implies dumping a traditional TV subscription or cable service to switch over to a streaming service to consume your content or watch TV programs …

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What is IPTV? How does IPTV work?

Introduction When we talk about online streaming, there are many terms we come across, IPTV being one of them. We are experiencing a paradigm shift from traditional modes of broadcasting like cable or satellite TV towards internet based streaming and, IPTV as a system has a major role to play in this transitional phase. Customers …

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Netflix and YouTube dominate Asia in Video Streaming

A recent study by ValuePenguin lists the top video streaming apps in Asia. This research is based on Apple App Store’s data that shows the number of downloads and revenue rankings of the most popular streaming apps in 13 Asian regions including India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, China, Korea …

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China’s live streaming market grew 180% in 2016

According to an internet market research firm iResearch, China’s live video streaming market was estimated at RMB 20.8 billion (around US$ 3 billion), which is an 180% growth from the previous year. The four big live streaming companies including YY, Tian Ge Interactive, Song Cheng (the parent company of 6.cn) and Momo recorded a combined …

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South Korea passes 14mn IPTV subs Milestone

According to a recent Yonhap news agency report, South Korea has now reached 14 million Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service subscribers milestone. South Korea had been maintaining stable IPTV subscriber growth since the service was launched in the country in 2008. Country’s top three fixed-line operators KT, LG Uplus and SK Broadband ended January 2017 …

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China to dominate 4K and 8K TV shipments by 2020

Even though Japanese makers are aggressively switching to 4K TV ranges, China will continue to dominate the market by 42% of all TVs in 2017 with 4K shipments, says a recent IHS Markit research. The analysts calculate that in 2016, more than 25 million 4K TVs were shipped in China and estimate the numbers to almost double by …

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Video streaming app Fox+ to launch across Asia

Fox has launched its video streaming platform Fox+ in the Philippines in this year, ahead of all other countries in Asia, and is now looking forward to launch in all other seven countries too. The new video streaming service will have 11,000 hours of movies and TV series streamed in HD from the Fox studios, …

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iFlix launches SVOD Service in Myanmar and Vietnam

IFLIX has launches its revolutionary subscription video on demand OTT service in Myanmar and Vietnam. The new service is available on the website (www.iflix.com) as well as to be downloaded on smartphones via app, and can be used for one month as a free trial. The new video streaming service will give users unlimited access …

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SVOD on Rise in China

According to a recent Futuresource study, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) is becoming a force in China, in spite of piracy being rife in the country. The major drivers are a combination of demand from younger viewers and the fight for consumers between heavyweight Chinese SVOD companies such as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Alibaba acquired the SVOD service – Youku Tudou …

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