Asia Weekly Headlines: Global Streaming Giant Netflix Plays Catch-Up in Asia

ALSO: Indian Actor and Politician Vinod Khanna Dies at 70; ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tel…
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Thu, April 27, 2017

Global Streaming Giant Netflix Plays Catch-Up in Asia
Global streaming giant, Netflix this week signed a deal to acquire some 600 hours of scripted and unscripted TV shows from South Korea’s JTBC. The agreement was unveiled at the Asia-Pacific Vid …
Indian Actor and Politician Vinod Khanna Dies at 70
Iconic Indian actor and politician Vinod Khanna died Thursday in Mumbai. He was 70. The Mumbai premiere of much-awaited blockbuster “Baahubali: The Conclusion" was canceled as a mark of respect …

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ to Hold World Premiere in Shanghai
Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will hold its world premiere at the Shanghai Disney Resort in China on May 11. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier …

Asian VOD Platform HOOQ Expands Local Film, Series Production
HOOQ, the Asian streaming video platform backed by two Hollywood studios, is expanding a drive into local content production. Among its newest titles is “Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts," whi …

Disney Content Moves in India ‘Misinterpreted’ Says Andy Bird
Disney is not abandoning local content production in India, despite a decision last year to close its Bollywood film making side. The country is often overshadowed by the growth of China, but p …

Fox Networks Group Launches Plus-Sized Streaming App in Asia
Aiming to boost its share in a fast-growing entertainment market, Fox Networks Group (FNG) has launched a new plus-sized streaming app in Asia that combines the group’s linear channels with vid …

Korea’s Yu Ji-tae Joins Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’
South Korean actor, Yu Ji-tae has joined the cast of maverick filmmaker Lars von Trier’s upcoming “The House That Jack Built." Yu is the first Asian actor to appear in a von Trier movie. Set in …

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