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WeChat’s Tencent enters music-streaming fray with Joox
The music streaming world just got a whole lot more competitive, especially in Malaysia, with a new player joining the ranks of Spotify, Deezer and Raku, reports Edwin Yapp.
Astro scores home run with home shopping e-commerce venture
Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd claimed it is seeing good momentum for its recently-launched home shopping and e-commerce business, Astro GS Shop Sdn Bhd.
Week in Review: Content wars heat up, on all fronts
It has been a busy week for the ecosystem, and for DNA! While MDeC works to strengthen the gaming ecosystem, DNA does the same by adding video reviews in both English and Bahasa Malaysia; and while Astro talks up its content in the face of OTT competition, DNA offers a free PDF download of its Telco Deep Dive 2015 special report, writes Karamjit Singh.
BFM and DNA get more social with Tech Talk
DNA cuts down its appearance on BFM Radio but gets more serious, along with BFM, about going social with its content on the business station.
Astro unfazed by emergence of new VOD and OTT rivals
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.
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.
Astro takes on Spotify and Deezer with its Raku app
Malaysia’s largest pay-TV operator Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd has launched its own music and radio streaming app called Raku, hoping that it would be able to make a difference – to Malaysian listeners and artistes, at least.
Astro revenue up 9%, to continue focus on mobile/ digital media
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.
Week in Review: One mega effort fades, another makes debut
Astro’s plunge into e-commerce benefits other e-commerce players in Malaysia and consumers as well, says Karamjit Singh, whose attention was also caught by the launch of a venture debt fund in Singapore and the 2014 financial results of Fusionex International, whose CEO Ivan Teh is a DNA Digerati50.
Astro makes strong plunge into e-commerce
Astro’s foray into e-commerce, led by its newly-launched home shopping channel, has Karamjit Singh intrigued as he looks what Astro’s Korean partner brings to the table and what impact this will have on smaller e-commerce players.
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