Netflix thaw in Indonesia; Telkom applauds streamer’s new-found content sensitivity
Indonesia’s TelkomGroup started offering Netflix today, opening a path for the streamer to access IndiHome, Telkomsel and wifi.id customers. The telco also said it hoped Netflix “can play a role in the advancement of national cinema by...
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Malaysia’s Astro bumps up Chinese news offering with four new channels
Malaysian platform Astro bumped up its Chinese channel bundle this week in new carriage deals with Hong Kong’s TVB, Taiwan’s TVBS and Phoenix. Two Phoenix channels – Phoenix Chinese Channel and Phoenix Info News – roll out on Thursday (9...
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India no longer “uniquely challenging”; BBC starts talking about the return of CBeebies linear...
BBC Studios has started talking about the months-old return of its kids linear channel, CBeebies, to India, almost eight years after channel bosses called the market “uniquely challenging” and pulled the plug on two linear brands – CBeebies and...
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Hasbro’s Peppa Pig crushed demand in Vietnam for the week of 17-23 June, racing past long-time favourite anime property One Piece as well as the local adaptation of singing competition format The…
Subscription video on demand (SVOD) has started to scale in Southeast Asia (SEA), with real consumption and monthly spend accruing to between three and four platforms in each market, according to…
Censorship and regulatory issues have derailed China’s formats market somewhat, but the country remains able and willing to invest in big-budget adaptations and co-development, particularly as part…
Indonesia leads Southeast Asian formats activity at the moment, with auditions opening this month for the new season of Indonesian Idol by Fremantle for RCTI, and the premiere on Monday (15 June) of…