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SportsFix – Digi Telecommunications deal extends reach in Malaysia

Southeast Asian (Over-the-Top) OTT streaming platform SportsFix has signed a deal with Malaysian telecom major Digi Telecommunications to further extend its reach in the country. SportsFix is a subscription service that streams live sports, sports news, highlights, and on-demand content predominantly targeted at overseas foreign workers in Asia, streaming on mobile devices. With this deal, …

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Netflix prepares for cable operator tie-ups in Asia

Netflix said that connected televisions are emerging as a primary viewing device among its subscribers, accounting for 34% of its viewing hours in India. So, the company is eyeing to tie-up with cable TV operators in India as it doubles down on the growing base of its television viewers in the country. Apart from India, …

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Bangladesh’s PRAN Group partners with Muvi to build streaming service

Bangladesh’s F&B major, PRAN diversify into the online video streaming space with JagoTV PRAN-RFL Group enters the online entertainment space. The company launches new video streaming service called JagoLive. The service is built on PaaS solution provider, Muvi LLC. New York, USA – November 14, 2017.  Muvi LLC, the pioneers of OTT platform technology, on …

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Spotify may be launched in Thailand and Vietnam

Spotify may be extending its services to Asia. It is considering two music editors in Vietnam and Thailand. So that’s an indication that it may extend its services in Asian countries. As per sources, Spotify may expand to India as well and if that happens, it could give stiff competition to Gaana, Saavn, Google Music …

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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 …