Fawad Chaudhry announces Pakistan’s ‘first OTT platform’

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (DNA): Independent content creators and the
entertainment industry, in general, may be in for some much-needed
reform as Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister for Science and
Technology, announced Pakistan’s first OTT network.

Chaudhry took to his Twitter handle on Friday to share the news,
writing, “We at the Ministry of Science and Technology are all set to
launch Pakistan’s first OTT TV (Pak version of #Netflix),” adding that
the technical part of the project had already been covered and 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,”
he further shared.

Chaudhry also expressed that he is hopeful that the platform will be
functional soon, providing a space for local visionaries. The need for a
local OTT platform has been highlighted more in recent months after
several Pakistani originals were picked up by Indian streaming
platforms.

Talking to a local news organization, Abbasi had addressed the need and
importance of OTT platforms. “Streaming platforms give power back to the
content creators. Their mandate of diversification allows for new voices
to come to the forefront,” he explained. DNA

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