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Netflix unveils Asia expansion plans with 17 new Originals

Netflix lifted the curtains off its plans for Asia expansion by announcing the launch of 17 new originals, nine of them hailing from India. The announcement was made by Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings and chief content officer Ted Sarandos at the See What s Next: Asia event here. What we do is very special. We invest in stories and we commission some of the best stories around the world, Hastings said. And in particular with Asian filmmakers, storytellers from India, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and everywhere throughout Asia, we are producing stories and sharing them. What happens when you share stories, it builds connections, he added. The line-up of its made-in-Asia shows also includes five Anime titles from Japan and original productions in Thai, Korean and Chinese languages. Our core belief is that great stories can come from anywhere and right now, they are also coming from Asia. Whether it is Sacred Games or Lust Stories , we are fortunate to be able to work

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