MIP-TV. Endemol Shine Group has announced a co-development partnership between Endemol Shine China and Youku to create and produce two new original series for the Chinese market in 2018.
China’s largest state-owned television and radio stations are merging into one broadcasting platform to be called Zhongguo Zhisheng, which translates to Voice of China.
Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev has announced the launch of Katyusha, a Russian TV channel aimed specifically at viewers in China.
RealNetworks has partnered with CIBN Oriental Network, one of the seven broadcasting networks that is licensed to distribute OTT content in China, to enhance the company’s TV and mobile video streaming capabilities.
Zoomin.TV and Tencent have signed a partnership giving Zoomin.TV access to over 1.5 billion Chinese viewers.
Asia Pacific OTT revenues from TV episodes and movies will reach $24.41 billion in 2022; triple the $8.27 billion recorded in 2016. The total will increase by nearly $3 billion in 2017 alone.
KTC has announced the integration of SERAPHIC’s TV browser into its Linux powered smart TVs targeting European markets.
Pan-European satellite-plus-OTT entertainment service Bobbles.tv launches two new Humax consumer devices to enable more expat viewers to watch TV content from home.
Pay TV subscriptions for 522 operators reached 839 million in 2016 – or 87% of the 959 million global subscribers.
A new Russian channel named Katyusha and aimed specifically at viewers in China will be launched by the end of the year.