A zebra calf in a still from Earth: One Amazing Day, a Sino-British co-produced documentary. Foreign co-productions are one way Asian TV and digital entertainment companies are defending their turf against global giant Netflix. Photo: Golden Scene Company Limited

Asian TV bosses prioritise original content to challenge Netflix, from nature and history documentaries to reality-TV shows

  • To defend their home markets against the challenge of global streaming platforms and grow audiences overseas, Asian media firms are making more original content
  • Foreign co-productions, with Disney among others, are one way to raise their output and widen international appeal
Topic |   Streaming video and TV

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A zebra calf in a still from Earth: One Amazing Day, a Sino-British co-produced documentary. Foreign co-productions are one way Asian TV and digital entertainment companies are defending their turf against global giant Netflix. Photo: Golden Scene Company Limited
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.