Pay-TV and OCC Policies in Asia 2021

AVIA’s “Regulating for Growth” series of studies and publications help members, regulators, and industry observers understand the ground rules for operating in the Asia Pacific video market.

AVIA has now produced the latest on pay-TV and OCC policies and regulations across 17 Asian markets, with the assistance of expert knowledge partners in each market.

For AVIA members only, log in to our website and go to https://avia.org/rfg to access the following:

  • A Wall Chart which is a matrix that summarises all pay-TV regulations in each country reviewed.
  • The online market-by-market information, which contains in-depth reports on pay-TV and OCC regulations in each country or region reviewed. This detailed information can be filtered per market or compared to other Asian markets as needed.

Reach out to AVIA at regulatory@avia.org if you’d like to receive a printed hard-copy version of the wallchart of the pay-TV Policies.

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Latest News

WARNERMEDIA APPOINTS NEW KIDS CONTENT ACQUISITIONS LEAD IN APAC
WarnerMedia has appointed Melissa Lim as the new head of content acquisitions and co-productions for its kids networks in Asia Pacific, which include POGO, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
10/06/2021
KC GLOBAL MEDIA EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION IN CAMBODIA, MALAYSIA AND THE PHILIPPINES
KC Global Media Asia (KCGM Asia), the network that owns and operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM, expands in Southeast Asia via new carriages in three territories: Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
10/06/2021
PCCW Media and beIN SPORTS bring UEFA Champions League to Now TV customers from 2021/22 to 2023/24 seasons
PCCW Media and beIN Asia Pacific have extended their collaboration to offer live coverage of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League to Hong Kong audiences from 2021/22 to 2023/24 seasons.
09/06/2021
Amit Malhotra Named Managing Director For HBO Max In Southeast Asia And India
WarnerMedia announced today that Amit Malhotra will join the company later this month as Managing Director for HBO Max in Southeast Asia and India.
04/06/2021
Viu Thailand announces new collaborations with Channel 3 and Amarin TV
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, joins hands with leading Thailand entertainment players, Channel 3 and Amarin TV, to serve up highly-anticipated Thai contents to Viu-ers across Asia including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and the Philippines.
02/06/2021
ASTRO LAUDS CLAMPDOWN ON PIRACY
In a landmark decision today, the Intellectual Property High Court in Kuala Lumpur declared that the sale, offer for sale, distribution and/or supply of TV Boxes or illicit streaming devices (“ISDs”) that can provide unauthorised access to copyrighted works, constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act 1987.
25/05/2021
Positivity reigns among the Filipino video industry’s top leaders
The Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Philippines In View seminar held on 18th May brought together more than 700 industry delegates to discuss the state of the TV and video industry in the archipelago country with over 7000 islands.
21/05/2021
New survey shows Vietnam among highest in online piracy in Southeast Asia.
A new study of the online content viewing behaviour of Vietnamese consumers has found that 60% access streaming piracy websites or torrent sites.
17/05/2021
VIACOMCBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS BOLSTERS ASIA TEAM WITH TWO HIRES
ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) has added two more appointments to its team in Asia, as it continues to build on its business in the region. Masakazu Soeda has been named Vice President and Head of Licensing for Japan, Southeast Asia and India; and Kim Hyowon joins as Creative Director for Asia.
07/05/2021
India sees Huge Headroom for Growth Across TV and Digital
At the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) recent Future of Video India conference, industry leaders remained upbeat on the potential for growth despite a painful 2020 which had seen a 25% drop in TV advertising revenue.
05/05/2021