Switching to on-demand TV

Switching to on-demand TV

The growing availability of high-speed mobile internet networks and smartphones in Vietnam is pushing significant changes in the way people watch TV shows and movies. So too are increased sales of smart TVs as consumers prefer to buy devices on which they can download apps that give them access to over-the-top (OTT) video streaming services like Netflix and iFlix.
Malaysia collects over 100 million USD of digital service tax

Malaysia collects over 100 million USD of digital service tax 1

The Malaysian government has so far collected 428.07 million RM (105 million USD) from digital service providers since the start of the enforcement of the Digital Services Tax early this year, said Deputy Finance Minister Abd Rahim Bakri.
Law on Cybersecurity finds little purchase on overseas tech titans

Law on Cybersecurity finds little purchase on overseas tech titans

Despite urging by the Law on Cybersecurity, few international companies handling the data of local customers have set up data centres in Vietnam.
Banks required to disclose taxpayers account info to tax agencies

Banks required to disclose taxpayers account info to tax agencies

From December 5, commercial banks in Vietnam are obligated to provide information on taxpayers' bank accounts and transactions to the tax department.
Indonesian government obligates global tech titans to obey tax duty

Indonesian government obligates global tech titans to obey tax duty

Tech titans can no longer ignore their tax obligations as more and more governments are taking a firmer grip, with Indonesia being the latest to join.
Netflix to showcase Vietnamese artist to a global audience

Netflix to showcase Vietnamese artist to a global audience

Netflix and M-TP Entertainment are teaming up to bring Son Tung M-TP: Sky Tour Movie to the service on September 2, streaming Vietnam’s first-ever musical documentary to viewers in 190 countries worldwide.
South Korean tax investigation draws spotlight to Netflix issues in Vietnam

South Korean tax investigation draws spotlight to Netflix issues in Vietnam

Netflix coming under investigation for possible tax avoidance in South Korea gives more substance to similar allegations in Vietnam.
Netflix facing high hurdles in Vietnam

Netflix facing high hurdles in Vietnam

Amid the fierce battle between Netflix and the local competition, the company now faces the scrutiny of local authorities as it remains reluctant to follow through on its tax and licence obligations.
Netflix broadens mobile-only subscription plans in Southeast Asia

Netflix broadens mobile-only subscription plans in Southeast Asia

United States-based video streaming giant Netflix is broadening its mobile-only subscription plans in Southeast Asia and expanding local content just as rival Disney arrives in the fast-growing market.
Indonesia imposes 10-percent VAT on foreign high-tech groups

Indonesia imposes 10-percent VAT on foreign high-tech groups

Indonesia began to impose a 10-percent value-added tax on sales by technology firms including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Google on July 7 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the country’s state finances.
Indonesia planning 10% tax on foreign digital services

Indonesia planning 10% tax on foreign digital services

JAKARTA: Indonesia will slap a 10 per cent value-added tax on the digital offerings of foreign companies from Jul 1, the finance ministry said, a levy that could apply to internet giants such as Spotify and Netflix.
COVID-19 can accelerate the IPO of local tech stocks?

COVID-19 can accelerate the IPO of local tech stocks?

As COVID-19 is buoying up global tech stocks, it remains a question whether the pandemic could accelerate the IPOs of local tech companies.
OTT takes advantage of cinema slump

OTT takes advantage of cinema slump

National social distancing measures are dragging CGV and other cineplexes down, causing substantital losses.
Global box office has biggest ever year thanks to Disney mega-hits

Global box office has biggest ever year thanks to Disney mega-hits

If streaming was meant to mark the demise of movie theatres, Disney did not get the memo.
Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

Competition in India's booming streaming market is heating up as Netflix joins forces with a director of Bollywood feel-good blockbusters and Apple launches its TV platform for 99 rupees (US$1.39) a month.
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