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Deezer launches in Japan with HiFi audio output

Deezer is partnering with Onkyo & Pioneer and Yamaha to launch its service in Japan. The company claims that it will be the first streaming platform to offer lossless CD-quality audio in the region. The Deezer HiFi service will stream 16-bit FLAC CD quality on Onkyo & Pioneer high-resolution DAP systems, and Yamaha Network Receiver …

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Asia Pacific OTT market leaping ahead

The Over-the-Top (OTT) business in Asia Pacific was unorganized with the presence of geographically focused players such as Hooq, Spuul, BoxTv, etc. It began full-fledged in 2015 with the arrival of Netflix in Japan and Australia, which slowly landed in other APAC countries the following year. Today the region is host to a number of …

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Young viewers prefer online TV viewing

According to the mid-year review from Eurodata TV Worldwide and Tape Consultancy, online TV viewing has shown growing success in TV media consumption in major European markets. The data revealed that television audience measurement is expanding and has recently been introduced in 4 countries namely France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. Other countries that are …

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Audio streaming on the rise from 8% to 45%

According to the latest music consumer insight report published by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI), there is a rise in the number of music consumers across the world that are listening via licensed audio streaming services.   The survey of internet users aged 16-64 in the world’s leading music markets revealed the …

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SVOD to rise by 85% in China

According to a new research, China will account for 85% of Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) customers and 78% of online video sector revenues in the Asia Pacific region by 2022. According to some research studies from Media Partners Asia (MPA), the factors that drive the growth of SVOD in China include large-scale investment in …

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Music Streaming set to grow in Japan with Napster and Rakuten partnership

Napster has been selected by Japanese e-commerce leader, Rakuten, to scale its on-demand music streaming catalog. A new partnership with Japanese internet services company Rakuten, Inc was announced by Napster today which is meant for enhancing Rakuten’s on-demand audio streaming service: Rakuten Music. Napster will provide song playback and curated playlists from its catalog to …

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Netflix speed index sees ups and downs in April

The latest monthly update for the Netflix ISP Speed Index that releases data on which ISPs provide the best prime time streaming service for the Video -on- demand (SVOD) package has shown tremendous improvements around the globe. For instance 7 Star Digital (India) saw a speed increase of 0.41 Mbps with an increase of its …

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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 …

Spending on VOD to hit $32.3 billion in 2017!

A study conducted by Gartner Inc suggests that Global spending on VOD services will total $32.3 billion in 2017, a 22.3% increase from 2016. According to Gartner, internet- delivered linear TV services that have already been launched in India and the Middle East, will be introduced in all emerging regions by 2018. Transactional video on …

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BBC World News launches OTT with Hulu Japan

BBC is launching a live stream of its 24 hour international news channel BBC World News on a SVOD service Hulu Japan. This launch makes it the first ever linear channel live broadcasting on an SVOD service in Japan, making BBC World News the first live streamed news channel available via Hulu Japan. The Ad …

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