Jessica Goodfellow
Oct 3, 2019

Asia’s top telcos grapple with piracy boost in golden era of TV

As viewers are offered more choice than ever before and TV production flourishes, so too does piracy.

More people pirated the seventh season of Game of Thrones than watched it on HBO, according to anti-piracy analyst firm MUSO.

Four major players in the Asian entertainment industrytelcos Singtel, Globe Telecom and Tata Communications, and streaming service Hooqhave named piracy as a crucial priority for the industry to address, and have called for greater collaboration to tackle it.

TV production around the world is booming. Dramas are fetching multi-million-dollar per-episode budgets, as broadcasters and TV platforms continue to raise the starpower and quality of TV. With rising production costs, the business model...

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