Streaming battle in South-east Asia: Viewers spoilt for choice amid flood of video-on-demand services

Disney’s expected entry in the market is set to spark rapid growth as Chinese services move to close the gap on rivals

Disney+ offers content such as the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian (above).
Disney+ offers content such as the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian (above). PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY SOUTH-EAST ASIA

There's never been a better time to be a couch potato in South-east Asia. The region is being flooded by video-on-demand streaming services - whether home-grown or imported from the US or China.

And they come with steep discounts and local content to coax tens of millions of consumers away from free platforms like YouTube and into paying for a subscription.

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