VOD

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.
Catcha’s iflix gets US$30mil investment, Philippines telco PLDT involved
The Philippines is shaping out to be South-East Asia’s video-on-demand (VOD) battleground with the Catcha Group subsidiary iflix securing US$30 million, in an investment round led by Catcha itself and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).
TM unfazed by increasing VOD competition
Despite the increasing competition in the video-on-demand (VOD) space, fixed-line operator Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) believes that it has what it takes to stay competitive with its HyppTV Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service.
‘Crazy people’ at iflix the lure for new group COO Azran
Azran Osman-Rani, the new group COO of iflix, sees the future of content consumption through his seven-year-old’s behavior watching video, he tells DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Former AirAsia X CEO Azran joins Patrick Grove’s iflix
Catcha Group has announced that former AirAsia X Bhd chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of iflix Malaysia, and chief operating officer of the iflix Group.
Illegal Game of Thrones downloads a major driver of increasing piracy
There was a 45% increase in piracy worldwide from 2014, with episodes of Game of Thrones (Seasons 1-4) illegally downloaded more than seven million times between Feb 5 and April 6, 2015, according to Irdeto.
Quickplay platform to power Singtel’s Hooq
Quickplay has announced that its managed video platform is powering Hooq, the new over-the-top (OTT) service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Netflix-type wars: Grove’s Catcha takes on Singtel’s Hooq with iflix
After weeks of market buzz, Internet entrepreneur Patrick Grove’s Catcha Group has officially announced ‘iflix,’ its entry in the Video On Demand (VOD) space, just about a month after Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) unveiled its own Netflix-type service.
Philippines gets Hooq-ed, first to launch Singtel’s Netflix-type service
Hooq, the video-on-demand service from startup joint venture between Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros Entertainment, will kick off in the Philippines from late February in partnership with Globe Telecom.
Astro rolls out Wi-Fi dongle, free trial for ‘Catch-Up’ service
Astro said its customers can now access and download their favourite video-on-demand (VOD) programs anytime on their B.yond PVR (personal video recorder) with the newly launched Astro Wi-Fi Dongle, which adds wireless Internet access.
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