Gross SVOD subscriptions increased by 139 million in 2018 to 508 million – or up by 38%.
The Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS) and China Broadcasting Network (CBN), two public institutions under governmental authority of the Chinese National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), will set up a 5G Broadcast trial in Beijing.
The Chinese state broadcaster CGTN has hired Nick Pollard, a former board member of the UK regulator Ofcom.
Asia Pacific OTT TV episode and movie revenues will reach $48 billion in 2024; up from the $21 billion recorded in 2018. According to the Asia Pacific OTT TV and Video Forecasts report, the total will increase by $5 billion in 2019 alone.
MIPCOM 2018 – CANNES. BBC StudiosHAS announced the launch of BBC Earth Tribe, a brand new BBC Earth fan community with China’s Tencent.
France mon Amour, the first French television channel in China, will be available on China’s Viva platform.
China Media Group has launched it’s first domestic superstar TV channel, CCTV 4K Ultra HD channel on Monday, October 1.
MIPCOM has named China its 2018 Country of Honour.
Finland’s Elisa has begun working with the leading provider of IPTV services in China to bring Nordic movies and series to the country.
Online video revenue, comprising net ad spend and subscription fees, will grow at an 18% CAGR across Asia Pacific between 2018 and 2023, climbing from $21 bil. in 2018 to $48 bil. by 2023.