Fox International Channels to launch Asia OTT service

Fox International Channels (FIC) is teaming with major platforms including Japan’s Avex and China’s Tencent to launch an OTT service across Asia.

Content from FIC brands FOX, FOX Sports and National Geographic will be made available through a range of SVOD, linear streaming and catch-up services across key Asian territories.

In addition to Avex, Tencent and its OTT partners in China, FIC is partnering with Astro in Malaysia and Cignal in the Philippines.

FIC announced the news at the ongoing Asia Pacific Operators’ Summit in Bali.

“It is our mission to work with our platform partners to grow their subscriber base,” said Zubin Gandevia, president of FIC Asia Pacific and Middle East.

“The online, on-demand opportunity is the new frontier and we hope our innovative new products will help our partners tap into a new segment of consumers who do not have pay-TV today.”