Taiwan is making a play for a position as Asia’s best co-production partner. With a vibrant creative community, none of the censorship limitations or political restrictions that plague other markets, and a host of filming incentives, it’s not the region’s toughest sell.
It’s not exactly rocket science to pick out the major trends in Asia’s video entertainment as 2022 dawns – streaming, more streaming, other streaming, new streamers coming, others going away to regroup or die. In the midst of all that, Asia’s programmers are finding a new voice.
Netflix’s India top 10 TV series have, since June 2021, been dominated by Korean and U.S. titles. Only nine local series have been viewed for enough hours to make it to the weekly list and only two – anthology Ray and competition show Comedy Premium League – have risen to #1.
India’s content environment, says Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair, is the “ultimate candy shop”. The limitless opportunities unfolding come with their own set of pressures on the country’s storytellers, he tells ContentAsia.