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China sees more room for TV sales with 5G spurring consumers to upgrade

China, the world’s biggest producer of television displays, is poised to benefit from a new wave of demand for connected televisions and related devices as consumers upgrade their hardware to take advantage of the functionality afforded by the shift to 5G superfast telecom networks, according to industry executives at a forum.Chinese brands have the opportunity to become global brands and boost sales as more consumers are expected to upgrade their TV sets with the rapid development of cutting… Source link

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Taiwan bans China-made semiconductors from cable TV boxes, in line with new cybersecurity law

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator has banned cable television providers from sourcing components made by Chinese firms for use in digital set-top boxes, a move that adds to the woes of Huawei and its chip making arm, HiSilicon.A spokeswoman at the National Communications Commission (NCC) told the South China Morning Post that digital set-top boxes supplied by cable TV broadcasters in Taiwan can no longer use “chips and wafers of hybrid integrated circuits” that are made in China.The ban, which… Source link

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POPS asks huge compensation for alleged FPT TV copyright infringement – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  FPT TV may have to pay compensation of US$15 million for alleged copyright infringement of content of POPS Worldwide. — Photo itcnews.vn  HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam-headquartered POPS Worldwide, a digital entertainment company, has asked for compensation of US$15 million from FPT TV for alleged copyright infringement. The compensation is based on losses that POPS and its partners said they had incurred after FPT TV illegally exploited more than 1,800 content items, according to a POPS’ representative. “We are currently working with related parties to protect the legitimate interests of POPS and its partners…

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Huawei said to introduce world’s first 5G TV amid increased security scrutiny of its products

Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier and China’s biggest smartphone brand, plans to launch the first 5G-ready television this year, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review, amid increased scrutiny by the US and its economic allies over the security of the company’s products.The 5G TV, which will have an ultra-high-definition 8K display, would be the first of its kind in the world, enabling Huawei to challenge the likes of Samsung Electronics and… Source link

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Aesthetics doctor Georgia Lee sued by TV producer who claims she got misled into investing $2m into Dr Lee’s skincare business, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Well-known aesthetics doctor Georgia Lee is being sued by a movie and TV producer who claims she had been misled into investing $2 million in Dr Lee’s brand of skincare products in return for a 5 per cent stake. Ms Anita Hatta, who was executive producer of TV series Asia’s Next Top Model in 2012 and 2013, is alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and minority oppression in her suit. She is seeking the return of the $2 million or a buy-out of her shares. The case, which opened in the…

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Cancelled appearances, high-profile absences, TV blackout: has China’s answer to Davos lost its sheen?

As tensions between China and the United States run high, the Boao Forum for Asia, a confab billed as China’s answer to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, has lost its sheen.Set up in 2002, the Boao Forum, named after its host resort on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, was China’s attempt to show itself as a benign emerging power by honing Asian responses to a globalised world.In that respect, the Boao Forum has been compared to the annual power-gathering in the Alpine town of… Source link

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Apple’s next big things are not things – hardware giant shifts to services with TV streaming, news, credit card and games

Apple on Monday unveiled a star-packed original video service, a subscription plan for magazines and newspapers, and a credit card as part of a new strategic move for the iPhone maker.The US tech giant, aiming to emphasise digital content and services to make up for a slump in smartphone sales, also announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service for mobile and other devices.Director Steven Spielberg, TV host Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve… Source link

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Embattled pay TV operator i-Cable makes another attempt to turn around a decade of losses with Guangdong network tie-up

I-Cable Communications, Hong Kong’s biggest pay TV operator, on Tuesday formalised a partnership with Guangdong Radio and Television (GRT) that will allow it to air programmes to the Chinese TV group’s customers.But analysts are circumspect about the benefits of the tie-up on i-Cable’s bottom line, saying it is unlikely to yield any long-term “material” benefit.Irene Leung Shuk-yee, chief operating officer of i-Cable, said that the deal with GRT also involves joint production of TV shows,… Source link

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Big companies on alert in countdown to China’s consumer rights TV show

China is gearing up to skewer companies it accuses of treating consumers badly in a yearly event that has previously named and shamed firms from Apple to Nike.State-run China Central Television (CCTV) will on Friday evening broadcast its annual consumer rights show, similar to CBS network’s 60 Minutes in the United States, that tends to be a mix of undercover reports and song-and-dance routine.Known as “315”, in reference to global consumer rights day on March 15, the show is usually greeted… Source link

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Car sales, TV sets and the McDonald’s McRib – what consumer spending tells us about the health of the US economy

The McDonald’s McRib is a barbecue-flavoured, pork-based sandwich introduced in the 1980s and made available for only a very brief period each year. For fast-food fans, the tangy but elusive sandwich has a cult-like status and has spawned many dedicated McRib locator websites, just so devotees can pinpoint their best opportunity to get their hands on the treat.Surprisingly, the presence of the McRib has also been linked to improved equity performance. When the seasoned, sauce-dripping sandwich… Source link

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