Fox International inks 'unprecedented' OTT deals across Asia
DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 24 April 2015
FOX International Channels (FIC) has struck deals with leading networks across Asia to make its channels available in the region on an over-the-top (OTT) basis.
FICIn what it calls an unprecedented move, FIC will offer multi-genre OTT services with Avex in Japan, Tencent and its OTT partners in China, Astro in Malaysia and Cignal in the Philippines. These services range from subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and linear streaming to catch-up, and will offer FIC's content across all genres.
"We are excited to be partnering with Avex, Tencent, Astro and Cignal. It is our mission to work with our platform partners to grow their subscriber base," commented Zubin Gandevia, president of FOX International Channels Asia Pacific and the Middle East. "The online, on-demand opportunity is the new frontier and we hope our innovative new products will help our partners tap into a new segment of consumers who do not have pay-TV today.
"FIC is proud to have FOX, FOX Sports and National Geographic Channel, three of the world's biggest entertainment brands that have helped make pay TV a household name. That makes FIC well positioned to help our partners bring in new audiences to their OTT services, and we look forward to doing so."