Asia Pacific’s Catchplay+ strikes deal for BBC First in Indonesia & Taiwan

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Asia Pacific-focused OTT firm Catchplay+ has struck a deal with BBC Studios (BBCS) that will see its BBC First drama offering being launched as SVOD in Indonesia and Taiwan.

The subscription offering via Catchplay+ will provide viewers with shows including long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, John Boyega-starring Small Axe, and Hear Her, which has been directed by Chinese actress Vicki Zhao.

Existing Catchplay+ subscribers will be able to access all the BBC First content on the platform without having to pay any additional fees. New users can access the BBC First offering for 199 NT a month in Taiwan, or Rp. 45,000 (before tax) in Indonesia.

Daphne Yang, CEO of Catchplay Group, said: “We are delighted to partner with BBC Studios in Taiwan and especially as the first in Indonesia to have the content from BBC First on our platform. In addition to our leading offering of movies and series from Hollywood and Asia, this partnership further completes our lineup and helps fulfill our mission to consistently provide movie and drama lovers with the best and latest, premium entertainment content from all over the world.”

Ryan Shiotani, who leads BBC Studios’ branded services in Asia, added: “From edgy new perspectives to a fresh look at classics, BBC First is all about bringing audiences from around the world unforgettable characters, unexpected stories and unmissable moments, and this will be no exception for our Indonesian and Taiwanese audiences.”

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