Humayun Saeed to Shaan: Stars Upcoming Pakistani Version Netflix | The Express Tribune
Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhary said on Twitter on Friday that the Pakistani version of Netflix was working.
The first of its kind, the OTT platform will soon be available to audiences. Chaudhary said that the technical aspect of the platform has been completed and now, PEMRA has been asked to prepare guidelines for the content that will be displayed on the medium.
“We at the Ministry of Science and Technology are ready to launch Pakistan’s first OTT television (Pakistani version of Netflix). The technology part is complete and we have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on the content, “Chaudhary wrote.” We will be fully ready to launch in PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode. The politician hopes that this medium will rise up in no time.
upon us @MinistryofST All ready to launch Pakistan’s first OTT TV (Pak version) #Netflix) The technology part is complete, asking PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content and we will be fully ready to launch in PPP mode, this will be just another humble contribution.
– F Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 23, 2020
The need for a local OTT platform has been emphasized by many Pakistani artists, especially after five Pakistani original series were picked up by an Indian streaming veteran.
Soon after the announcement, several Pakistani celebs took to the micro-blogging website and shared their two cents on the upcoming venture.
“This is such great news!” Humayun Saeed wrote. “Thank you, Fawad Chaudhary and the Ministry of Science and Technology for this multi-pronged initiative. It will open doors of opportunity for many talented people and ultimately help Pakistan reach a truly global audience.”
Reflecting Saeed’s views, fellow actor Shaan Shahid also thanked the federal minister for the project. “This is a brilliant effort by Tara Chaudhary,” Vare Star shared, “It is time we make our presence in the entertainment sector of the world, a new market for content developers in Pakistan will give them the freedom to work.” “
Hareem Farooqui, Ali Zafar and Ahmed Zahzeb praised the efforts to introduce OTT platform in the country.
However, Usman Khalid Butt had few reservations.
“Someone can – virtually anyone else creates this content guideline,” Eid e Wafa Star wrote. “Let’s not forget that PEMRA issued a show cause notice to Udairi regarding ‘immoral content’ as it was exposing child abuse.”
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