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  • NEWS

    NBTC to do a U-turn on OTT category

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 09/08/2017

    » The telecom regulator will once again retreat from the over-the-top regulatory framework it proposed earlier, doing a U-turn on the categorisation of OTT video-on-demand services as a broadcast business.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Promotion catapults Bon Jovi back to top of Billboard chart

    Life, AFP, Published on 07/03/2018

    » Bon Jovi has returned to the top of the US album chart thanks to a CD promotion, a triumph for a physical format in an era increasingly dominated by streaming.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Putting it on the Line

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/02/2018

    » With an average of over 4.3 million individual viewers using its platform every minute, Line TV, the popular messaging app's video streaming platform, is the real streaming powerhouse in Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Small-screen fame and fortune

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 08/01/2018

    » The livestreaming boom in Asia is creating a new kind of celebrity in a multi-billion-dollar business, with millions of viewers willing to tune in for hours every day.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Windows on the world

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/09/2017

    » As Hussain Currimbhoy sees it, this is a golden age for documentary filmmaking, a time when the criss-crossing narratives of the world tangle with audiences' growing suspicion over traditional media. The emergence of streaming services has also revolutionised distribution philosophy and connected doc-makers with audiences in ways unseen before, especially with audiences who once had little interest in documentary titles.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Horror on HBO

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 07/12/2017

    » Last week, HBO Asia celebrated their 25th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the studio announced six upcoming Asian originals set to be released on the network in 2018, along with HBO's own online-based HBO Go platform. Thai audiences can expect to watch these series next year through the streaming platform, available via AIS Play and AIS Playbox services.

  • NEWS

    'Help us! We don't want to die!'

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 05/04/2018

    » Among the three people killed when a blaze broke out at Ratchathewi Apartment early Tuesday morning was an 18-year-old student who attended the prestigious Triamudom Suksa School and dreamed of being a doctor. He died of smoke inhalation.

  • NEWS

    Time traveller

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Period dramas, the sources of romanticisation of the bygone, continue to transfix viewers everywhere. From the South Korean culinary tale Dae Jang Guem, to the dramatisation of UK royalty in The Crown, or the court of Louis XIV in Versailles, or even Thailand's own See Pandin (Four Reigns), these fusions of history and fantasy offer an outlook to the past -- glorified or critical -- while also sparking interest and debate over the portrayals of historical accounts.

  • OPINION

    Learning from history

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/08/2017

    » I recently watched Netflix's Death Note adaptation, officially released last Friday on the streaming site. Based on a famous Japanese manga series, the film revolves around a young man's twisted crusade for justice after having received a special notebook -- the titular death note -- that has the power to kill anyone whose name has been written in it, provided the writer knows their face. Fed up with the many injustices in the world, the young man -- named Light -- uses the note to kill bullies, criminals and even corrupt officials from around the world under the alter-ego Kira, earning a cult-like following from those who agree with his extreme brand of justice.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A joyously meaty affair

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 23/06/2017

    » A South Korean fantasy-thriller featuring an international cast is arriving on the screen worldwide next week -- in many cases the screen of your living-room television. The sci-fi romp Okja, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ahn Seo-hyun, is produced by the streaming giant Netflix, and its strategy of hiring a brand-name filmmaker and A-list cast for a high-budget "television movie" looks set to challenge the landscape of global film consumption and distribution.

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