Asia Video Pulse – June 2022

This past quarter was an extremely busy one for the AVIA team, but more importantly, marked a very welcome return to hosting live in-person events again, with the Satellite Industry Forum held in May in Singapore. In this issue, you will find key updates from the Policy and Piracy teams, highlights from our past conferences, as well as Member Insights and Reports. We hope to see some of you in person soon at our next event in Seoul, Korea In View. More updates to come so stay tuned!

Policy

We speak on behalf of professional video and those who help consumers access it

Piracy

We provide full-time anti-piracy enforcement activities

Insight

We publish reports and produce events on issues and for markets that are key to the industry

Announcements

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Latest News

PARAMOUNT APPOINTS PAMELA KAUFMAN TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS PRESIDENT AND CEO, INTERNATIONAL MARKETS, GLOBAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS & EXPERIENCES
Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) announced that Pamela Kaufman, President of Global Consumer Products and Experiences for Paramount, has been appointed President and CEO of International Markets, Global Consumer Products & Experiences, effective immediately.
02/08/2022
MEASAT-3D ENTERS COMMERCIAL SERVICE FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL IN-ORBIT TESTING
Following the launch of MEASAT-3d on 22 June 2022 from Kourou, French Guiana, MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) – Malaysia’s premier satellite operator, has successfully completed in-orbit testing for the MEASAT-3d satellite today, ahead of schedule. MEASAT-3d, the company’s latest and most advanced satellite has now entered commercial service, after its handover by Airbus Defence and Space (“Airbus”).
KC GLOBAL MEDIA EXPANDS TO HONG KONG AND MALDIVES
KC Global Media, Asia’s leading entertainment network, expands its distribution footprint in the region for top Japanese entertainment channel, GEM, by inking a multi-year deal with Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) from September 1, including the renewal of popular Japanese anime channel, Animax and English language entertainment channel, AXN.
21/07/2022
MAGNITE FINDS LIVE STREAMERS MORE RECEPTIVE TO ADVERTISING THAN TRADITIONAL TV VIEWERS, REVEALS OPPORTUNITY FOR ASIA
Magnite (Nasdaq: MGNI), the world’s largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, has released new research, “Live and Kicking: An In-Depth Look At Live Streaming” that found broad adoption of live streaming TV among OTT and CTV viewers across all age groups in Australia and New Zealand along with high receptivity to advertising.
13/07/2022
INDEX EXCHANGE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SCOPE3 TO ENABLE A GREENER DIGITAL MEDIA ECOSYSTEM
Index Exchange Inc. (Index), one of the world’s largest independent ad exchanges, today announced a partnership with Scope3, a leader in supply chain emissions data, in order to help marketers make data-driven decisions that reduce their carbon footprint.
13/07/2022
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ASIA PACIFIC AND HYBE FORGE GLOBAL CONTENT COLLABORATION
The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and HYBE today announced a global content collaboration that will see both companies working together to showcase creative excellence from South Korea’s music and entertainment industry to the world stage.
12/07/2022
MEASAT NEW APPOINTMENTS
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) is pleased to announce the appointments of Ganendra Selvaraj as Chief Commercial Officer; and Jeevan Rao as Associate Vice President of Network Engineering & Operations.
08/07/2022
PARAMOUNT CONTINUES TO EXPAND STREAMING FOOTPRINT WITH THE LAUNCH OF PARAMOUNT+ IN KOREA
Paramount+ today officially marked its entry to Asia with the launch of its streaming service in South Korea on the number-one K-content platform, TVING. Beginning today, existing TVING subscribers can stream Paramount+ content at no extra charge.
16/06/2022
Index Exchange Acquires Machine Learning Company Rivr
Index Exchange Inc. (Index), one of the world’s largest independent ad exchanges, today announced its first-ever business acquisition of Rivr Technologies GmbH (Rivr), a Berlin-based company specialising in advanced machine learning-based traffic optimisation capabilities. The acquisition accelerates Index’s efforts to address one of the industry’s biggest technical challenges, optimising and curating the ever-growing scale of requests sent to DSPs.
09/06/2022
First In-Person Satellite Industry Forum After COVID Sees the Industry in Strong Shape and Geared for Growth
The Asia Video Industry Association was finally able to host its annual Satellite Industry Forum in-person in Singapore on 31st May 2022 after a two-year hiatus, bringing together over 120 delegates from around the world and some of the satellite industry’s most foremost leaders.
03/06/2022