Pakistan to Launch Own Version of ‘Netflix’ Soon, Says Fawad Chaudhry

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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that his ministry has developed a “Pakistani version of Netflix” that will be launched after PEMRA’s approval.

Taking to Twitter, the minister said that his ministry has completed the “technology part” to launch Pakistan’s first over the top television or more commonly known as OTT.

“Have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content and we will be all set to launch in PPP (public private partnership) mode,” said the minister, adding that it will be “another humble contribution” by his ministry to the country.

An OTT service is one which relies on streaming to offer services directly to the viewers via the internet. The format bypasses cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms.

Pakistani Netflix is being overlooked by PEMRA. They are still smoothing over some of the details of how and when it intends to release. Not just this, they are also checking what kind of content they can allow.

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