WRLD in brief

Facebook builds TV app

SAN FRANCISCO – Social media network Facebook is reportedly developing a video-centric app for TV set-top boxes, including Apple TV. The company is also said to be in discussion with media companies to license long-form, TV-quality programming.

Australia’s nbn passes 4m penetration mark

CANBERRA – Australia’s national broadband network (nbn) is now available to approximately one-third of premises in the country. Four million premises are now ready for service (RFS), up from 778,824 at end-December 2014. By 2020, nbn’s goal is for all Australians to have access to the nbn network, with 11.9 million RFS and eight million premises activated on the network.

EU breaks barriers in digital single market

BRUSSELS – New portability rules proposed by the EU will allow consumers to access their online content services when they travel in the EU the same way they access them at home. According to the EU, this is an “important step” in breaking down barriers in Europe’s digital single market, when in 2016, 64% of Europeans used the Internet to play or download games, images, films or music.

SPOTLIGHT

As the business development manager for South-east Asia, Shen will report to Axon’s managing director for Asia-Pacific, Fu Liming

In an opening ceremony graced by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, StarHub has officially opened Hubtricity in the STT MediaHub

VIEWPOINT

A landscape of opportunities. Viewers of all ages have started to embrace the flexibility digital media brings. It is a changing media world where viewers are in control, evident with the increasing popularity of over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as YouTube and Netflix. Both content creators and broadcasters now have to evolve to stay relevant.

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