Astro recently reported its Q1 2016 results, and while its top- and bottom-line appear strong, Goh Thean Eu looks at the other aspects of its business.
As Netflix Inc continues to invest heavily to become a truly global VOD service, it can expect impediments in Asia, say several industry analysts.
The TV business is changing and Astro has upped its game by coming up with Astro OD Entertainment, providing Malaysians with a new way of consuming its content – as long as their Personal Video Recorders are connected to a WiFi network.
Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd said its e-commerce venture Go Shop, officially launched in February, reported RM75 million (US$17.4 million) in revenue in the first half of 2016 (H1 2016).
Malaysia’s satellite TV operator Astro announced that users of its Astro On-the-Go service will be able to download their TV series and movies for offline viewing.
Pay-TV operator Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd is confident that the emergence of new over-the-top video-on-demand players will not hurt its market dominance or have an impact on its revenue.
Irdeto has announced that PT Mega Media Indonesia Group, owner of satellite pay TV service Orange TV, has selected its end-to-end Multiscreen services to support the launch of Genflix.
Astro said its revenue grew by 9% year-on-year to RM5.2 billion (US$1.4 billion) in its 2015 financial year (FY15) ended Jan 31, 2015.
The upcoming Malaysia Media Congress on July 3 will see Astro chief operating officer Henri Tan as one of the headline speakers. Here, he speaks to Karamjit Singh on why media specialists need to be bold.