video streaming

Disney Plus arrives next month in Indonesia

Indonesia’s 175 million internet users will soon have a new entertainment choice —Disney Plus launches there on September 5, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Disney Plus will…

China’s iQiyi ramps up Southeast Asia expansion

After its very quiet rollout in Malaysia midway through 2019, followed by Indonesia a little while later, some might have forgotten that Chinese streamer iQiyi has ambitions to…

Netflix

Indonesia’s top telco unblocks Netflix

Indonesia’s largest mobile network operator with 163 million subscribers (out of a population of 270 million) is today unblocking Netflix, ending a contentious…

China’s Tencent buys into Southeast Asia’s Netflix battle

China’s social media and gaming giant Tencent, perhaps best known as the maker of WeChat, has acquired Southeast Asian streamer iFlix, the company said earlier today. The deal…

Gojek’s GoPlay gets funding for streaming battle

GoPlay, the streaming service that ride-hailing giant Gojek launched last summer, has secured funding independent of its parent company. The undisclosed investment allows GoPlay…

Dead: Hooq

Hooq, Southeast Asia’s homegrown Netflix rival, has shut down. In a message on its homepage, posted April 30, the streaming service—a collaboration between Singtel, Sony Pictures,…

Netflix rival Hooq files for bankruptcy

Hooq, one of Netflix’s most prominent rivals in Southeast Asia and India, has filed for bankruptcy, reports Straits Times. The Singapore-based company cited the brutal…