Video streaming giants chase growing middle class as smartphones shove aside TV. The Chinese technology giant aims to break into Thailand's top three services by the end of with such offerings as Chinese movies and dramas, which have gained a following in Thailand. Video streaming has become a leading leisure activity in Southeast Asia, where old analog, cathode-ray-tube televisions still predominate in some areas and conventional television networks, often state-run, offer little in the way of entertainment.
Besides relying on Korean content, the Hong Kong company is investing in its own programming. You may not've heard of Viu, a Hong Kong-based video streaming service, but it's already used by 30 million people. That's a far cry from Netflix's millionbut Viu's reach is smaller.
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On-demand internet streaming media provider, Netflix, on a laptop screen and on a smartphone. Southeast Asia is catching the video streaming bug as video streaming services proliferate in the region. Gone are the days where people would go to video or DVD rental shops to get the latest movies. Even traditional TV is on the wane now as video streaming allows users to choose whatever they want to watch anytime as opposed to having to wait for a favourite programme to air at its allocated time slot.
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Film specialist streaming platform Mubi is to launch in Southeast Asia. The service kicks off with operation in Malaysia, and has plans to quickly launch in another half-dozen territories in the fast-developing region. Mubi will retain its highly curated approach of offering one new film title per day and retaining each for just 30 days.
Seeing Netflix's stock price increase by over 10x sincemany entrepreneurs in Asia have been launching their own video streaming platforms to recreate Netflix's success. For example, India has been one of the most hotly contested markets for online video streaming services, with more than a dozen services competing for consumer's attention. But which video streaming company is having the most success in Asia?
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He provided no timetable for execution of the plan. Tencent gave a soft launch to a VoD service in Thailand in November last year. The Chinese video industry has evolved rapidly from a DVD-based and piracy dominated industry at the beginning of the decade into one of the most sophisticated online environments in the world.
Public broadcasters reigned over the region, but their shows rarely wavered from the monotonous. As internet connectivity improved, though, online video services blossomed and the situation rapidly improved. Now these services are fighting pitched turf wars -- among themselves, with regional players and against the big U. They are even proving tough competitors that the U.