Collaboration with Asian Companies Could Be A Game Changer

19 March 2015

ANALYSIS:

Whether the focus is on entertainment or Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, Asia represents a strong growth opportunity that cannot be ignored.  Content owners that collaborate with distribution partners are able to further leverage the value of their premium titles in a subscription or video on demand basis.  In a similar way, collaboration will drive vehicle networking solutions – including in-car entertainment and location-based services – in some of the world’s most dynamic markets.

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ANALYSIS:

Whether the focus is on entertainment or Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, Asia represents a strong growth opportunity that cannot be ignored.  Content owners that collaborate with distribution partners are able to further leverage the value of their premium titles in a subscription or video on demand basis.  In a similar way, collaboration will drive vehicle networking solutions – including in-car entertainment and location-based services – in some of the world’s most dynamic markets.

NEWS SUPPORTING ANALYSIS:

20th-Century-Fox-logo-Asian-Collab-TFTTwentieth Century Fox recently inked a content distribution deal with You On Demand Holdings, a subscription video provider in China that distributes content to consumers via mobile and TV.   The licensing agreement will make popular titles available to subscribers of YOU On Demand’s Subscription VOD (SVOD) platform and service, via mobile, Over-the-Top (OTT), digital cable and IPTV.  Some of the feature titles include The A-Team, Black Swan, Master and Commander and Unstoppable.

harmanLogo-Asian-Collab-TFTThe China opportunity is not just for entertainment – Harman recently entered into a strategic collaboration with Baidu, a major Chinese language Internet search provider. Under the agreement, Harman will work with Baidu to launch vehicle networking solutions. The collaborative program, dubbed CarLife, will offer advanced Internet capabilities, entertainment features and location-based services on

Harman’s in-vehicle infotainment head units designed for the Chinese market.  Both companies view the collaboration as a major stride toward delivering a richer and more immersive connected car experience in the critically important market.

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Walt-Disney-logo-Asian-Collab-TFTPhilippines-based PLDT and its wholly owned subsidiary, Smart Communications have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.  The collaboration between Disney Interactive aims to deliver a wide range of digital content offerings to users in the country. The deal also represents Disney Interactive’s first collaboration with a telecom company in that country and it will include digital titles under the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucas Film brands.

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