Netflix to stream Mediacorp's Chinese dramas from early 2017

Netflix to stream Mediacorp's Chinese dramas from early 2017

Shows like The Little Nyonya and The Truth Seekers will be streamed to global audiences through the leading Internet TV network.

SINGAPORE: More than 20 Chinese television series by Singapore media company Mediacorp will be available to global audiences through leading streaming network Netflix from early 2017, the two companies said in a joint press release on Wednesday (Dec 7).

These will include award-winning classics such as The Little Nyonya and The Golden Path, as well as more recent dramas like The Dream Job and The Truth Seekers, the companies said. Netflix has more than 86 million members in more than 190 countries around the world.

Mediacorp Chief Content Officer CheeK said the Singapore company is "delighted" to have the opportunity to showcase local dramas to a global audience on Netflix and hopes to cultivate "more discerning fans" looking for high-quality Asian content.

"Mediacorp produces some 1,600 hours of entertainment content in four languages a year. We’re excited about making more of this available to a wider audience on Netflix," he said.

Netflix Asia Vice President of Communications Jessica Lee said the network's content library is growing every day.

"These popular local shows will now find new audiences all over the world, truly making Netflix a service that has something for everyone," she added.

US-based Netflix has recently expanded to several Asian markets, including its highly-anticipated debut in Singapore in January this year.

Source: CNA/mz