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‘Everybody is watching us’ – ABN head honcho
Digital cable operator ABN went live last month. In the second of a two-part series, its CEO Sreedhar Subramaniam tells DNA how the company is going to take on pay TV incumbent Astro.
ABNxcess gets into the TV ring
Despite Astro’s domination of the pay TV market in Malaysia, startup ABNxcess has thrown its hat into the ring, investing more than RM100 million so far, confident that it can offer the market a value proposition that is still lacking, backed by its choice of delivery platform – digital cable TV.
TM’s HyppTV to carry Astro sports channels
Astro SuperSport HD and Astro SuperSport 2 HD (collectively, the ASSP Channels) are now available on TM’s Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service, HyppTV after an agreement was signed between their two subsidiaries.
Week in Review: Tip my turban to Singapore’s startups
DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh asks two questions: why are Malaysian homegrown companies not attracting the interest of global tech players? Why are large Malaysian companies not keen on taking equity into homegrown startups?
Indian digital services network acquires Singapore startup Techsailor
Indian-based digital services network To The New has announced the acquisition of Techsailor, a Singapore-based company offering social, location and mobile media services.
Astro COO: It’s about relevance and the value of viewers
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.
Analyst bullish on Catcha Media despite rocky start to year
RHB Research bullish on Catch Media’s future prospects despite the company making an almost RM3-million loss in Q1 2013.
Astro’s hitz.fm gets honouree title at Webbys
Astro Radio’s hitz.fm has been awarded an Official Honouree title in the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Radio & Podcasts category, the first Malaysian radio station to win such recognition.
Maxis Q1 revenue up 4.4%, mobile Net revenue up 17%
Maxis posted revenue of RM2.327 billion for the first quarter of 2013, a 4.4% increase over the same period last year, saying it recorded healthy growth across all business segments with data services, particularly mobile Internet, being the key growth driver, up 17.3% from a year ago.
Good synergies in Astro-Maxis IPTV pact: Analyst
The strategic tie-up between Measat Broadcast Network Systems and Maxis Communications in a deal signed on April 30 for the former to provide IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) to the latter’s subscribers is expected to be a win-win situation for both service providers, says an industry analyst.
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