Digital Content

Local animation players receive grant from Epic Games
Funding from the US$100m program will be used for a co-development between the two Malaysian studios
Maxis revamps Maxis TV, offering unique OTT bundles
Under the new service, customers can personalise their own OTT bundles, which can be subscribed under daily, monthly or weekly passes.
Astro launches Ulti Box, adding to its connected boxes series
A follow up to the Astro's Ultra Box, the Ulti Box allows users to stream Astro’s content and access cloud recording in HD resolutions
MDEC’s Creativity @ Schools Awards highlights promising young talents
The Creativity @ Schools competition, aimed at developing skills and talent in the digital creative content field amongst school students, found its two winners
Kre8tif! 2020: 'Tell stories that are authentic.' How Malaysia and SEA’s animation industry can grow beyond the region
Edward Barnieh from Netflix will be sharing about how the streaming giant will be able to work with regional animation houses to develop originals and reach a wider audience.
Malaysia’s gaming hub ambitions get big boost from Sony’s decision to open art & animation studio
Sony Interactive’s first Southeast Asian games development studio in Malaysia is a harbinger of things to come for the country’s games ecosystem.
Rocketfuel aims to ignite influencer marketing
The entertainment startup hopes its focus on digital content creation and marketing will propel it into the international market.
Indonesia’s Emtek in licensing pact with BlackBerry, to develop BBM apps
BlackBerry Ltd has announced a strategic alliance with PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (Emtek) that it said would provide cross-platform BBM users with access to enriched content and services.
Regulators need to look at impact of digital content, streaming
Singapore’s regulators need to look at the impact of digital content and what it means for television in the country, especially with regards to domestic players, according to Keith Budge, Ooyala Inc vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan.
MCIL Multimedia goes big on video, partners with Brightcove
Brightcove Inc, which provides cloud services for video, announced that MCIL Multimedia, a company that operates Malaysia’s leading Chinese news portals including sinchew.com.my, has selected Brightcove’s Video Cloud platform to power video for two of its newly-launched Web properties, Pocketimes.my and LogOn.com.my.
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