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Catchplay+ Partners with BBC to Launch BBC First in Indonesia

APRIL 01, 2021

Jakarta. Catchplay+ and BBC Studios have announced their first partnership for the inaugural launch of premium British drama brand, BBC First, as an SVOD service in Indonesia.

Catchplay+ is one of Asia Pacific’s most pioneering streaming service providers, while BBC Studios is a leading global content company with British creativity at its heart.

The home of quality, original British dramas, BBC First features award-winning talent in front of and behind the camera. Some of the programmes which viewers will be able to access include: "Doctor Who", the longest sci-fi series in the world and an icon of British popular culture; "Small Axe", starring John Boyega who clinched the title of ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the recent Golden Globe Awards; and "Hear Her", a series directed by the notable Chinese actress, Vicki Zhao, and based on a BBC format.

“We are delighted to be the first in Indonesia to have the content from BBC First on our platform," Daphne Yang, CEO of Catchplay Group said in a statement.

"In addition to our leading offering of movies and series from Hollywood and Asia, this partnership further completes our lineup and helps fulfill our mission to consistently provide Indonesian movie and drama lovers with the best and latest, premium entertainment content from all over the world,” she added.

Ryan Shiotani, the senior vice president and general manager for BBC Studios in South and Southeast Asia, said they are thrilled to launch the premium British drama brand, BBC First, in Indonesia for the first time with Catchplay+.

"From edgy new perspectives to a fresh look at classics, BBC First is all about bringing audiences from around the world unforgettable characters, unexpected stories and unmissable moments, and this will be no exception for our Indonesian audiences," he said.