Netflix adds Malaysian content to current line-up

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 10): American global on-demand internet streaming media provider Netflix is expanding its line-up of international titles to include Malaysian-made content provided by Media Prima Bhd's production house, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd.

In a statement today, Netflix said it has added five Malaysian films and series by Primeworks Studios, which it said is one of Asia's largest production companies.

The line-up comprises a feature film entitled "Sejoli: Misi Mencantas Cinta (Mission: Destroy Love)" starring Maya Karin and Bront Palarae, the highly-rated Chinese drama series "Persona" (available for streaming on Aug 14), as well as Malay feature films "KL Zombi" and "Rembat" and popular drama series "Hati Perempuan", which will be available online beginning Aug 21.

"Netflix is the home of great stories from all over the world. Through this partnership with Primeworks Studios, Malaysians are able to discover the best of local storytelling through TV series and feature movies alongside Netflix global members," Netflix said.

"With the KL 2017 Sea Games and 60th Independence Day coming up, it is a great time to celebrate Malaysia's success on an international platform.

"As the world's leading streaming service, Netflix is excited to showcase the quality content by some of Malaysia's finest directors and filmmakers, bringing the country a little closer to the rest world. With these five titles from Primeworks Studios, Netflix is proud to bring together the best talents in filmmaking and storytelling from Asia in one place," it added.

Telekom Malaysia Bhd announced yesterday it would be offering its customers access to Netflix by October 2017, as the group expands its content proposition.