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China to dominate 4K and 8K TV shipments by 2020 20 March 2017

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 …

VOD service Watcha Play plans to launch in Japan this Year 02 March 2017

According to a Yonhap news agency report, the South Korean OTT platform Watcha Play plans to launch its services in Japan this year. “We’re preparing for the Japanese launch of Watcha Play as early as this year. The time frame will be decided within the first half of the year”, CEO Park Tae-hoon said. Watcha Play was …

JungoTV launches Omai TV throughout North America, Europe and Vietnam 30 November 2016

JungoTV has announced the launch of a new video streaming platform Omai TV, which hosts some 5,000 hours of Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean programming available across North America, Europe and Vietnam regions. The new OTT platform comes in content partnerships with KBS, MBC and JTBC from Korea; ETTV from Taiwan; KVLA, VietTV 24, Viet Pho, Nguoi-Viet News …

Star Media is all set to launch first homegrown Asian-exclusive OTT platform 11 November 2016

STAR Media Group is all set to launch its first home grown over-the-top (OTT) service called Dimsum this week. The company will offer subscription video on demand services from their curated library of the best Asian content, sourced from all over the region. The content will mainly be drama series from Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, …

China to account for half of Asia-Pacific’s 157 Mn VOD subscribers by 2021 20 October 2016

According to Digital TV Research, The video on demand services in Asia-Pacific is expected to have 157.78 million paying viewers by 2021, half of which is located in China. VOD subscribers in China are expected to reach from 41.68 million in 2015 to 76.12 million by the end of 2016 and 100 million the next year. The …

Rise and Growth of OTT Video market in Asia 25 August 2016

Check our video for a quick overview on growth of OTT Video market in Asia Asian market is more flexible comparative to others. Being the most adaptable region, Asia has seen a huge growth in Video Streaming industry. We, at Muvi have been tracking the growth and transitions of OTT Video market across Asia for quite …

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 …

A deeper look at the future of OTT Video Streaming Market in Asia 12 August 2016

Asia, undoubtedly is a highly potential video streaming market. As with the booming technology and the internet penetration of 40.2%, it has peaked in $2,490 million revenue for the year 2016 and is expected to touch US $5,017 million by 2020. Let’s take a look deeper into the future of OTT TV and Video streaming …

Animax to launch VOD service in Germany 22 July 2016

Animax, the pay-TV channel for the fans of Japanese cartoon series (animes), has transformed itself into a video-on-demand (VOD) service in Germany on July 1, 2016. The offer operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks is initially available exclusively on the cable network of Vodafone as part of its Video streaming platform Select Video. Further distribution …

Amazon Instant launches in Japan 08 January 2015

Japanese TV fans got one more option to get their movie fix this week: Amazon launched its Instant Video service in Japan Tuesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The offering has 26,000 movies and TV show episodes available for rent and purchase, but Amazon isn’t currently offering a Prime Instant-like subscription to Japanese customers. The launch …

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