Disney+ announces push into Asian content, with new shows from Australia, South Korea and Japan
The owner of Disney+ announced a major expansion into Asian content on Thursday, with plans to greenlight more than 50 original titles from the region by 2023.
Disney is commissioning new shows from South Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Indonesia. Many of the programs will be presented in local languages, from Bahasa Indonesia to Mandarin.
The move comes as fans worldwide continue to buzz over “Squid Game,”
a South Korean hit from Netflix (NFLX)
that has become the company’s top show
globally. The streaming king told CNN Business exclusively this week that it had been viewed by 111 million accounts since its rollout in September, making it the company’s “biggest-ever” series launch.
Netflix has been pouring money
into original Asian language content, and the streaming service has…