Western streaming platforms looking at Asia face stiff competition from local companies. Netflix released its first Indian drama series Sacred Games in 2018. Photo: courtesy of Netflix
Western streaming platforms looking at Asia face stiff competition from local companies. Netflix released its first Indian drama series Sacred Games in 2018. Photo: courtesy of Netflix

In Asia, Amazon and Netflix vie with home-grown video streaming platforms for customers – and it’s viewers who are the winners

  • Tencent Video, Baidu’s iQiyi, HOOQ and Hotstar offer competition for Western streaming platforms looking to break into Asia
  • The intense competition between the streaming services is benefiting customers, who enjoy free streaming and locally made original content

Western streaming platforms looking at Asia face stiff competition from local companies. Netflix released its first Indian drama series Sacred Games in 2018. Photo: courtesy of Netflix
Western streaming platforms looking at Asia face stiff competition from local companies. Netflix released its first Indian drama series Sacred Games in 2018. Photo: courtesy of Netflix
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