Viu review, separate listing possible; streamer reports 46% revenue increase in 1H 2020
Hong Kong’s PCCW Limited is transferring its Now TV pay-TV business to HKT and said this evening that it was crystallising options for PCCW OTT, including video streaming platform Viu, in the form of a potential separate listing and/or...
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Disney taps Jay Trinidad to head D2C biz in North Asia
Discovery's former Japan head and consumer tech specialist, Jay Trinidad, has joined The Walt Disney Company as GM, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC), North Asia, reporting to North Asia MD, Luke Kang. The appointment, announced out of Tokyo this morning,...
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iQiyi boosts Korean movies in non-exclusive tvN Movies deal
Chinese streaming platform iQiyi adds three Korean summer blockbusters from tvN Movies to its app on 8 August in a non-exclusive deal for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. The three feature films – Train to Busan...
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