Kia Ling Teoh

Kia Ling Teoh

Ms. Kia Ling Teoh is a senior research analyst, Advertising & Television Media at IHS Markit.

Her research focuses on the development of the advertising and television programming markets in Asia Pacific. She contributes to a wide range of consultancy projects across the IHS Markit client base and plays a key role in forecasting trends in the countries for which she is responsible. She is based in Penang, Malaysia and joined IHS Markit in April 2014.

Previously, she was a lead analyst at the Governance, Risk and Compliance division of Thomson Reuters. Ms. Kia Ling Teoh holds a Master of Science in International Business Management from University of Kent, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation from University of Science Malaysia. She is fluent in English, Chinese Mandarin and Malay.


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Authorities fight TV and video piracy in Malaysia and Singapore

Governments in Malaysia and Singapore are stepping up anti-piracy initiatives as pay TV operators and online subscription platforms suffer from the impact of set-top-boxes offering illegal access to their services. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) held an Anti-Piracy Summit on 14 February with support from Coalition Against Piracy, the Asia Video Industry Association, TV and online broadcasters Astro, Media Prima, Dim Sum, and iFlix. The event highlighted the revenues lost by industry and government because of piracy.

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Media & Advertising
Korean broadcasters join forces with SK Telecom to step up original content production

Korean telco SK Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with the country's three leading broadcasters to integrate their online video platforms, Oksusu and POOQ. Broadcasters Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) operate POOQ through a joint venture called Content Alliance Platform. The new service will aim to create more local original content to fend off growing competition. According to reports, SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-Ho was seeking an initial investment of $180 million to produce original content; in comparison, Oksusu spent just $10 million on content last year. The company also aims to expand the new online video platform to Southeast Asia later in the year.

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Media & Advertising
Viacom boosts direct-to-consumer pitch with $340 million acquisition of Pluto TV
Viacom boosts direct-to-consumer pitch with $340 million acquisition of Pluto TV

Viacom has revealed its intentions to go direct-to-consumer via the acquisition of ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV. The deal is worth a reported $340 million and will see Pluto TV operate as an independent subsidiary of Viacom. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.

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Media & Advertising
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