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Netflix plans to go original in South Korea 09 January 2017

Global SVOD service Netflix has just commissioned its first original twelve-part series based on a popular web cartoon strip from South Korea, as part of its move to go local in the region. The video streaming service has invested in a series called Love Alarm, which is based on graphic novelist Kye Young Chon’s romantic webtoon tales. Netflix has …

Chinese people love sharing Live Videos of themselves 15 September 2016

An 18 year old university student, Wang Leyu, also known as “bboylele”, streams himself on a live streaming app talking about his life, humming or dancing and surprisingly Chinese audience are paying to watch him. Out of many, three live streaming apps are getting widely popular in China named: Douyu, YY and Yingke, having hundreds of …

Video Streaming attracts 710 Million Mobile Internet Users in China 08 September 2016

Mobile internet users in China have shown huge interest in listening to music and using video streaming services while on the move. According to a recent study, people spent an average of 112 minutes on their smartphone, out of which 32% of the time was spent browsing their favorite music and video content. Wechat with 560 …

Shanghai No. 1 in IPTV 01 September 2016

Shanghai will remain at no. 1 in China’s IPTV market as its user base hits 3 million by the end of 2016 according to researches. Shanghai already has 2 million IPTV users currently and the numbers are expected to reach at 3 million by the end of this year. New technologies such as Virtual Reality …

Live Sports Streaming DAZN launches in Japan 25 August 2016

With the launch of DAZN’s live sports and video streaming service, sports fans in Japan will be able to sign up for ¥1,750 a month and enjoy over 6,000 live sports events a year. The service is available on most connected devices, there’s no long-term fixed contract and no advertising. Customers can also try free service in the …

Is Manbang North Korea’s Netflix? 22 August 2016

The Korea Central Television (KCTV) declared the launch of a new video on demand service named ‘Manbang’ via quasi-internet protocol television (IPTV), on Tuesday. Looks like North Korea is on its way to sensationalize the video-on-demand buzz; however, it is yet to see how far the new launch goes, as there still is a very limited internet available …

China’s will have 49% OTT TV viewers by 2017 17 August 2016

According to a recent post by Campaign, combining the various reports and studies showing China’s abundance of video streaming services, over-the-top content is reaching from niche to mass-market status quickly in China. According to Meg Chen, executive vice president of digital development at Dentsu Aegis Network China – 87% of TV users in China know …

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