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Hulu Japan Adds BBC News Linear Channel

30 March, 2017
Hulu Japan has added BBC World News to live streaming service. The move makes BBC the second broadcaster to secure linear distribution with Hulu Japan. Fox, the first, has three livestreamed channels on the platform: Fox, Nat Geo and Baby TV. Hulu...

Singh To Run Digital, Commercial At Mediacorp

20 March, 2017
Mediacorp has named Parminder (Parry) Singh as chief commercial and digital officer, a new role combining two former positions held by Shane Mitchell and Jack Lim. Both Mitchell, who was heading Mediacorp’s digital group, and Lim, who was...

BBC Player On HyppTV In Malaysia

13 March, 2017
BBC Player has launched in Malaysia, its second market worldwide, with the country’s incumbent telco, TM. BBC Player is joining the Jumbo Pack on TM’s IPTV service, HyppTV, as an authenticated multiscreen offering. The family-oriented...

Eleven Rolls Out Its Channels In Taiwan

10 March, 2017
Eleven Sports has added to its OTT presence in Taiwan with mass cable distribution for its two linear channels, Eleven and Eleven Sports. The channels have gone live on Kbro and TFN, following launches earlier in the month with CNS, TBC and...

CBeebies To Launch In Taiwan

6 March, 2017
CBeebies, the BBC’s preschool offering, is set to enter Taiwan for the first time. A localized dual-language feed is primed to go live next Monday, on March 13. The channel will be carried by 15 pay-TV operators, including Kbro, MOD and TFN,...

Vice Debuts SVOD Service In Japan

1 March, 2017
Vice Media has gone direct-to-consumer with a paid service in Japan, launching an SVOD brand called Vice+ with Japanese telco NTT Docomo. Vice+ went live in February, providing original and curated content at ¥900 (US$8.3) per month. The...

NBCU To Fully Own Its Theme Park In Japan

28 February, 2017
Comcast NBCU is taking full ownership of its Japanese theme park Universal Studios Japan, paying ¥254.8 billion (US$2.3 billion) to buy out the 49% stake owned by other parties. The deal, expected to close by the end of April, values Universal...

Iflix Goes Live In Vietnam

28 February, 2017
SVOD startup Iflix has launched in Vietnam, adding to a Southeast Asia footprint that includes Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The service has gone live at VND59,000 (US$2.7) per month or VND540,000 (US$24.5) a year, a...

Animax And Kids Station Join Forces

23 February, 2017
Animax and Kids Network, two of Japan’s most popular anime channels, are joining forces to form a new JV, AK Holdings. The joint venture will be run by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which owns Animax, and Mitsui, which owns Kids Network. Sony...

Fetch TV To Add Skinny Bundles

23 February, 2017
Australia’s Fetch TV has revamped its channel packaging and pricing, introducing four skinny bundles at A$6 (US$4.6) each. The four packs, each offering between 9 and 16 channels, include the 39 linear services in Fetch’s existing...
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