Magazine article Screen International

Taiwan’s Catchplay Launches VOD Platform

Magazine article Screen International

Taiwan’s Catchplay Launches VOD Platform

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Taiwanese distributor Catchplay is launching a multi-platform streaming service, Catchplay On Demand, in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia.

Catchplay, which was one of the investors in Oscar-winning movie The Revenant [pictured], launched the service in Taiwan today (March 22) and has also partnered with Singapore's StarHub and Telkom Indonesia.

StarHub operates cable TV, IPTV and OTT platforms, while Telkom Indonesia is Indonesia's leading telecoms operator with more than 150 million subscribers. Both operators said they would roll out Catchplay On Demand in the second quarter of 2016.

Catchplay said the new service would feature movies from NBC Universal, Warner Bros, Disney and US independent studios, along with Chinese and other Asian-language films.

"In recent years, Catchplay has quietly and purposefully expanded its business from theatrical distribution to film financing and production, aggregating digital content for many leading digital platforms and the operation of our own movie channel," said Catchplay chairman Harvey Chang. …

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