Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has shared very great news for entertainment sector via official Twitter account that a Pakistani version of Netflix is in progress and will be launched very soon. The project is called over-the-top (OTT) TV.
Netflix is the global leader in the video streaming service. Following which many streaming services are getting launched. Fawad Chaudhry the MoST believes that this is the time to launch Pakistan’s own local streaming service platform.
While Tweeting Ch Fawad said: “We, at the Ministry of Science and Technology, are all set to launch Pakistan’s first OTT television (Pakistani version of Netflix). Technology part is complete, and have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content,” Chaudhry wrote, adding, “And we will be all set to launch in PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode.”
پاکستان کا پہلا OTT لانچ ہونے جا رہا ہے، (Netflix کی طرز پر) ہم نے ٹیکنالوجی کا معاملہ حل کر لیا ہے PEMRA کو کہا ہے کہ وہ Content پر گائیڈ لائین تیار کر لے جوں ہی پیمرا کی گائیڈ لائیں ملتی ہے ہم پارئیویٹ کمپنیز سے کہیں گے کہ ہمارے ساتھ ملیں اور OTT سروس شروع کریں— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 23, 2020
In addition to the story, Fawad Chaudhry said that the technical part of the project is already been accomplished and it is now Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) duty to create content policies and guidelines for OTT TV a Pakistani Netflix.
Since taking the charge as a Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan has initiated many technological initiatives.
Last week, the MoST revealed that Pakistan has established its first native cardiac stent manufacturing facility at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad. With that achievement, Pakistan becomes the 2nd Muslim country after Turkey to produce cardiac stents.