Asia Video Pulse – March 2023 Edition
Welcome to the first issue of the Asia Video Pulse Newsletter for 2023. Read up on the latest activities and updates from the team over the last quarter. Please also note our latest event dates, kicking off with the Future of Video India in Mumbai in April. We look forward to working with and seeing more of you this year across the region.
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ASTRO’S Q4FY23 REVENUE +7% Q-O-Q TO RM991MN, SUPPORTED BY HIGHER ADEX AND BROADBAND BASE
Astro’s Q4FY23 revenue increased by 7% q-o-q to RM991mn, driven in part by higher Adex and a larger broadband base. PATAMI improved q-o-q to RM55mn, the result of higher revenue and unrealised forex gains due to transponder lease liabilities as the Ringgit appreciated during the period, offset by higher sports content cost.
DOLBY ATMOS ARRIVES IN PUBG MOBILE TO BRING IMMERSIVE AUDIO TO THE BATTLEGROUND
PUBG MOBILE, one of the world’s most popular mobile games, and Dolby Laboratories, a leader in immersive entertainment experiences, are pleased to announce Dolby Atmos immersive audio is now available in the game’s Arena Mode, placing life-like sound at the forefront of the gaming experience.
KC GLOBAL MEDIA AND TELKOMSEL, INDONESIA’S LEADING DIGITAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY BRING ENTERTAINMENT TO EVERY MOBILE DEVICE THROUGH MAXSTREAM PLATFORM
Through a partnership between Asia’s leading entertainment network and multi-channel operator, KC Global Media, and Indonesia’s leading digital telecommunications company, Telkomsel, Indonesians have the opportunity to choose to enjoy an endless stream of action, adventure, and reality shows from Hollywood, or the best entertainment and variety from Korea and Japan. Subscribers of MAXstream (Telkomsel’s streaming platform) can access exciting line up of popular and fan favourite shows from English general entertainment channel, AXN; Korean entertainment channel, ONE; and Japanese drama & variety channel, GEM.
WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY AND U-NEXT EXTEND SVOD AGREEMENT IN JAPAN
Warner Bros. Discovery and U-NEXT today announced an extension of their relationship with a renewed SVOD deal. The agreement sees U-NEXT continue as the streaming home of HBO in Japan, bringing world-class new and returning series, as well as more than 2,300 episodes of library content, to its millions of platform subscribers.
KC GLOBAL MEDIA AND CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT INK BUSINESS AGREEMENT TO EXPAND INTERNATIONALLY ACROSS STREAMING PLATFORMS
KC Global Media, Asia's leading entertainment network and multi-channel operator, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the largest providers of premium content to value-conscious consumers, today announced an agreement for the expansion of the companies' international reach across free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) and ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD).
FOXTEL GROUP AND WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY EXTEND HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP IN MAJOR NEW MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT
The Foxtel Group and Warner Bros. Discovery today announced a significant new multi-year, multi-faceted content and platform agreement which will see Foxtel Group remain the home of HBO, Max Originals, Warner Bros. and Discovery world-leading programming in Australia.
FRANCE 24 IN ENGLISH STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN SINGAPORE
The international news channel France 24 strengthens its presence in Singapore thanks to a new distribution agreement with the telecommunications operator StarHub. This agreement makes France 24 in English accessible to all StarHub subscribers (channel 724). Already available via Singtel (channel 159), France 24 in English now reaches all Singaporean television households.
TOP KOREAN ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL, ONE LAUNCHES ON MALAYSIA’S UNIFI TV PLATFORM
KC Global Media, the leading network in Asia, announced its latest partnership with Unifi TV (owned by Telekom Malaysia) to bring the best of Korean entertainment across Malaysia. From February 1, subscribers to Unifi TV can enjoy the latest drama, reality, and variety series from South Korea anytime, anywhere on the leading K-entertainment channel, ONE, fully owned and operated by KC Global Media.
INTELSAT APPOINTS GAURAV KHAROD AS THE REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF ASIA PACIFIC
Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), today announced the appointment of Gaurav Kharod as the regional vice president for its Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Kharod comes from Intelsat’s India office, where he served as the managing sales director of South Asia and India.
KC GLOBAL MEDIA EXPANDS TO INDIA BY FANS’ POPULAR DEMAND WITH THE DEBUT OF ANIMAX ON JIOTV
KC Global Media, Asia’s leading entertainment network, announced its expansion to India with the launch of Animax on JioTV as a part of JioTV Specials. By fans’ popular demand on social media and community petitions, viewers in India can now enjoy an endless stream of the best of Japanese anime, including the latest and classic anime titles anytime, anywhere.
ONE CHANNEL EXPANDS KOREAN CONTENT OFFERING THROUGH KC GLOBAL MEDIA AND MBC PARTNERSHIP
KC Global Media, Asia’s leading entertainment network and multi-channel operator announced its content partnership with Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), South Korea’s leading national broadcasting network, onboarding more premium drama and variety shows on ONE.