Asia Video Pulse March 2024

Welcome to the first issue of the Asia Video Pulse newsletter for 2024! It’s been a busy start of the year for the AVIA team as governments around the region continue to keep the Policy team busy with numerous submissions, and CAP continues its fight against piracy in Asia, with more site blocking and legislative action.

AVIA also kicked off our event calendar with the Asia Video Summit, held from 13 – 14 March in Hong Kong, as part of the HK Entertainment Expo. The event was a tremendous success, with a lot of new, and familiar faces, bringing the video industry together for a much needed in-person catch-up. We were also privileged to have welcomed an inspiring delegation of HK SMEs and students who had the chance to exhibit their innovative business ideas at the Summit.

Do stay in the loop and download our newsletter for a comprehensive overview of the team’s efforts on the Policy and Piracy front, a recap of Asia Video Summit 2024 and upcoming events to look out for!

 

 

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Announcements

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Latest News

ROBLOX TAPS PUBMATIC TO OFFER PROGRAMMATIC IMMERSIVE VIDEO ADS ON ITS PLATFORM
PubMatic (Nasdaq: PUBM), an independent technology company delivering digital advertising’s supply chain of the future, today announced a partnership with Roblox (NYSE: RBLX), a global immersive platform for communication and connection, to enable programmatic media buying of Roblox’s video advertising inventory when it becomes available later this year.
11/04/2024
VIDEO INDUSTRY SEES OPTIMISM AMIDST RATIONALISATION, THE CONTINUED IMPORTANCE OF ASIAN CONTENT AND AI EVERYWHERE
The Asia Video Summit, the marquee conference for the video industry, kicked off in Hong Kong this year from 13 – 14 March, as part of the HK Entertainment Expo.
01/04/2024
KC GLOBAL MEDIA BRINGS MORE ANIME TO FANS IN INDIA WITH LAUNCH OF ANIMAX ON SAMSUNG TV PLUS
Anime fans in India now have another platform to enjoy epic battles, heartwarming stories as Asia’s leading entertainment network, KC Global Media, launched its leading Japanese anime channel, Animax, onto regional OTT TV and streaming service provider, Samsung TV Plus, making it the third streaming platform after Amazon Prime and JioTV to offer Animax to its viewers in India.
28/03/2024
PLANETCAST EXPANDS ONLINE CONTENT STREAMING SERVICES WITH ACQUISITION OF SWITCH MEDIA OTT, AUSTRALIA
Planetcast Media Services, a leading media technology services provider in India and Southeast Asia, today announces the acquisition of one of its key partners, Switch Media, a white-label OTT platform provider deployed across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US. The transaction, which has been finalised, will transfer full control of all Switch Media’s assets to Planetcast.
21/03/2024
PUBMATIC PARTNERS WITH INTERNEWS TO ENABLE AD INVESTMENT IN QUALITY JOURNALISM ON A GLOBAL SCALE
PubMatic (Nasdaq: PUBM), an independent technology company delivering digital advertising’s supply chain of the future, has today announced a partnership with Internews, an international non-profit supporting independent media in 100+ countries.
06/03/2024
ASIA’S LEADING DESTINATION FOR JAPANESE ANIME – ANIMAX, NOW ON TATA PLAY BINGE
Anime fans now have a new destination to access popular Japanese anime content with Tata Play Binge’s latest partnership with Asia’s leading Japanese anime network, Animax.
05/03/2024
PUBMATIC’S PETER BARRY RETURNS TO APAC AS VP, ADDRESSABILITY AND COMMERCE MEDIA
PubMatic, Inc. (Nasdaq: PUBM), an independent technology company delivering digital advertising’s supply chain of the future, today announced the appointment of Peter Barry as VP, Addressability and Commerce Media, APAC, expanding its commerce offering in the region.
19/02/2024
CONFERENCE & SPEAKERS LINE UP: SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT’S ON AT SPORTEL RENDEZ-VOUS BALI
Tickets are purchased, flights booked and hotel rooms reserved, though still time to jump aboard, for the next big event in Bali. SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali, produced by the world’s leading event organiser for sports media, broadcast and technology, is returning from 22-23 February at the InterContinental Bali Resort, in collaboration with event partners Transvision and CubMu.
07/02/2024
WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY PARTNERS WITH TAIWAN MOBILE TO LAUNCH HBO GO
Leading telco company Taiwan Mobile has expanded its entertainment offering by adding Warner Bros. Discovery’s regional streaming service HBO GO.
01/02/2024
AVIA APPOINTS NEW BOARD CHAIR AND ADDS TWO NEW BOARD DIRECTORS
A new chairman of the board of directors of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has been appointed and two new directors have joined the board. Phil Hardman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BBC Studios Asia, has been appointed as the new chairman following Clément Schwebig stepping down.