A Pakistani version of Netflix is in the making, says Fawad Chaudhry
The federal minister said technical aspect of the platform has been completed and now, PEMRA has been asked to prepare guidelines for the content that will be screened on the aforementioned medium.
"We, at the Ministry of Science and Technology, are all set to launch Pakistan’s first OTT television (Pakistani version of Netflix). Technology part is complete, and have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content," Chaudhry wrote, adding, "And we will be all set to launch in PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode."
We at @MinistryofST are all set to launch Pakistan’s first OTT Tv (Pak version of #Netflix) Technology part is complete have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content and we will be all set to launch in PPP mode, it ll be just another humble contribution..— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 23, 2020
Chaudhry is hopeful the medium will be up and running in no time. A need for a local OTT platform has been emphasised upon lately by Pakistani film-makers and actors.
Ever since five Pakistani original shows had been picked up by an Indian streaming giant, many expressed opinion on the importance of a similar local platform.