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TBI Tech & Analysis: Six Southeast Asia streaming super-trends for 2021

Jun Wen Woo, senior analyst for TV & online at research powerhouse Omdia, offers six key insights set to affect the content business across Southeast Asia in 2021 and beyond. Southeast Asia offers great opportunities for media companies to scale in 2021, given its vast population. Covid-19 has sped up digitalisation in the market and […]

China’s Alibaba & Tencent ‘held talks’ to acquire rival iQiyi, report claims

  Chinese online giants Alibaba and Tencent have both held separate talks with Baidu over buying a controlling stake in rival streaming platform iQIYI, according to reports. Both companies are interested in increasing their empires by adding what is widely seen as the Chinese equivalent of Netflix to their ranks, according to sources cited by […]

Netflix prepares for Southeast Asia battle, eyes content push & mobile-only plans

Netflix is to use more mobile-only subscription plans and an expanded local content offering to compete with streamers such as Disney+ and iQiyi in Southeast Asia. Ajay Arora, the streamer’s director for product innovation, told Reuters that “what we see in Southeast Asia is that it’s a very mobile-centric market,” and that Netflix would look […]

Korea’s CJENM strikes content deal with Chinese streamer iQiyi

Chinese streaming operator iQiyi is stocking up its international service with shows including Oscar winner Parasite, following a deal with South Korean media giant CJ ENM. The deal will see CJENM’s tvN Movies streamer become available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam from 8 August via iQiyi International. tvN Movies will provide a […]

Chinese streamer iQiyi unveils international expansion plans

Chinese streamer iQiyi has revealed its plans for international expansion following the 2019 worldwide roll-out of its app. Yang Xianghua, president of membership and overseas business group of iQiyi, said that the company is in the process of setting up local offices in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In addition, he said that there […]

Chinese streamer iQiyi seeks Southeast Asia expansion with new hires

Chinese streamer iQiyi is looking to expand its presence in Southeast Asia with the appointment of three new country managers. Two of the new appointments come from foundering streaming rival Iflix, which was recently acquired by Tencent Video. Sherwin Dela Cruz has been hired as country manager for the Philippines. He joins iQiyi from the […]

iQiyi takes Insight TV programming into China with 12-month pact

Chinese streaming giant iQiyi has struck a content licensing deal with channels operator and producer Insight TV. The 12-month agreement will see 125 episodes of Insight’s library of original content become available to the streamer’s 560 million monthly active users, with shows such as Born To, Droners, Morbidelli Rising and Supercar Blondie: Living The Dream […]

TBI Weekly: Will China’s media giants push Netflix out of Asia-Pacific?

Netflix is, for now, the undisputed global king of streaming, boasting close to 183 million subscribers across most corners of the world – but not quite everywhere. Mainland China is one territory where Netflix has yet to gain a foothold. It is instead ruled by its local media giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, known collectively […]

China’s Tencent to buy Asian streamer Iflix

Chinese entertainment giant Tencent is poised to acquire the key assets of indebted pan-Asian streamer Iflix for an undisclosed sum. Tencent will take control of iFlix’s content, resources and tech, but not its debt, according to BNN Bloomberg, in a move that would expand the reach of its WeTV streaming service in the region. “This […]

China’s Tencent & iQiyi explore Netflix-beating merger, report claims

Chinese media giants Tencent and iQiyi are reportedly exploring a merger that could create the world’s biggest streamer, with more subscribers than Netflix. Tencent is looking to become a majority shareholder in arch-rival iQiyi, according to Reuters, with the strategy designed to reduce both service’s costs and counter competition. iQiyi, which earlier this month hired […]

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