Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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Converge ICT tops Netflix ISP Speed Index for July

Converge has consistently held the top rank in the Netflix Speed Index since the beginning of the year. However, July marks the second consecutive month in which Converge stands alone as the frontrunner in delivering seamless streaming experiences.

Converge ICT remains best Internet provider for Netflix: report

According to the latest data from Netflix, Converge delivered the best speeds among local telcos with an average of 3.4 Mbps from January to June this year.

House passes bill imposing tax on digital transactions, subscription

Fans of online shopping and Netflix may soon find themselves shelling out more than the usual after the House of Representatives on Monday, Nov. 14, approved on third reading House Bill 4122 which imposes tax on digital transactions and subscriptions.

Robin wants MTRCB jurisdiction expanded to cover online streaming

During a recent Senate hearing, Sen. Robin Padilla broached the possibility of crafting a law that would allow the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to act against inappropriate content on online streaming platforms.

Netflix dominates PH streaming market with 35% share in Q1

According to international streaming guide JustWatch, Netflix remains the market leader in the Philippines, followed by Prime Video and iflix.

Tech giants reveal how they adapted during pandemic

In a virtual town hall, representatives from tech giants Netflix, Amazon, Google, Grab, and Mynt discussed the technologies and steps they adopted to cope during the Covid-19 digital shift.

Drilon says MTRCB plan to regulate Netflix impractical, costly

Sen. Franklin Drilon said instead of regulating Netflix and other streaming platforms, the MTRCB should continue to allow them and other media to self-regulate content.

Gov’t readying plan to slap VAT on Netflix, digital services

The Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue are currently crafting regulations and designing a system to collect VAT on digital transactions to help the government raise revenues.

Bong Revilla wants tax on video streaming, digital economy

Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. made the suggestion in a Senate resolution that was filed a day after Albay representative Joey Salceda proposed the imposition of tax on Netflix and Facebook ads, among other Internet firms, as a way of generating revenues for the government.

Video-streaming site Hooq shuts down due to stunted growth

Despite the booming market for video-streaming services brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional streaming site Hooq formally closed down its operations on Thursday, April 30. Its CEO, Peter Bithos, served as chief operating officer of Globe Telecom from 2010 to 2015.
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