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Vietnam completes digitisation of terrestrial television broadcasting

The Ministry of Information and Communications on January 11 announced the completion of the scheme on the digitisation of the transmission of terrestrial television broadcasting in line with the prime minister’s Decision No.2451-QD-TTg.

Netflix wants to produce its program in Vietnam, for Vietnamese people

Of 100 million Vietnamese people, 60 million are Internet users with high demands for audiovisual services, including streaming services.

TV companies urged to stop uploading videos on YouTube

As Vietnamese content developers only receive 10 percent of the revenue from advertisements, they have been advised to stop uploading videos on YouTube to earn money from ads. 

Customer sues Sony for questionable warranty violation

Sony Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Sony) was sued by Bui Trong Kham, a resident of the northern province of Hai Duong, for allegedly not failing to fulfill their warranty obligations for a faulty television set.

TV, film piracy remain big concern in Vietnam

 Television and film piracy is one of the most talked about issues and poses a persistent problem for the creative industry. A number of copyright measures have been taken, but many shows appear online just hours after being broadcast. 

Content industry will be ‘king’ in OTT game

VietNamNet Bridge - The content industry is expected to control the OTT game, and content producers will design the rules of the game, experts believe.  

MobiFone to expand into retail, TV

 MobiFone Corporation will focus on its businesses in telecom, television, retail and multimedia in the 2015-20 period, General Director Cao Duy Hai said at a meeting on July 27.

Art & Entertainment News 30/5

 Brothers Grimm's fairy-tales to be screened on VN television, Farmers film their working lives, Italian adventure books released, Paris is Burning screened tomorrow, TV, film forum to encourage networking, Disaster prevention doc to air nationwide

Limit TV to help fight obesity, says NICE

 Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to no more than two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.

Cable TV market heats up with M&A deals

 VietNamNet Bridge – The pay-TV market is believed to witness big changes in the time to come when a lot of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals are made and announced.

TV stations race to upgrade and expand TV coverage

 VietNamNet Bridge – As soon as the Ministry of Information and Communication laid down as a policy the socialization of the TV transmission and broadcasting, enterprises have kicked off a new race of expanding the coverage areas.

K + to broadcasts all matches of Premier League in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – A representative of K + (VSTV) has announced to broadcast the entire English Premier League (EPL) (380 games per season) in the three years from 2013 to 2016 in Vietnam.

Broadcasters provide services below cost prices to attract more subscribers

AVG now gives set top boxes to service subscribers for free, while K+ and VTC now sell the devices below cost prices. The satellite TV services have become cheaper than ever.

Iranian magician to make Saigon’s tallest building disappear

VietNamNet Bridge - Moudini, Iranian magician, will make buildings in HCM City such as Bitexco (the tallest building in the city) "disappear" in April.

Nick Vujicic to talk with over 50,000 Vietnamese

In five days in Vietnam, Nick Vujicic - an Australian who was born without arms and legs - will have seven meetings with over 50,000 and three talk shows on the biggest TV channels.

Reality shows: high in quantity, low in quality

VietNamNet Bridge - Despite the growing number of television reality shows, the quality of these programs is actually inverse, standard deviation, and in contrast to the format of the foreign original shows.

JK Rowling's novel for adults to be adapted for TV

 The first book for "grown-ups" by Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to be adapted into a television series, the BBC announced Monday.

New deadline set for editing of foreign TV

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an extension of the deadline for requirements related to translating and editing of content on foreign TV channels to May 15, 2013.