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Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor-in-chief and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on

Premium VOD Viewership Rises in India

May 17, 2023

While YouTube still dominates online viewing in India, premium VOD usage—across SVOD and freemium services—is on the rise, logging a 12 percent share of watch time, with 6.1 trillion minutes streamed from January 2022 to March 2023, according to Media Partners Asia.

SVOD Takeup Slows in Southeast Asia

May 3, 2023

Growth in SVOD subscribers in Southeast Asia has slowed, according to new data from Media Partners Asia (MPA), with just 300,000 new additions in Q1 2023, as compared with the 4.6 million additions in Q4 2022, boosted by the World Cup.

Netflix Ups Investment in Korean Content

April 25, 2023

On the heels of Q1 financials showing that Asia remains a huge driver of its global streaming subscriber gains, Netflix says it will invest $2.5 billion in Korean content over the next four years.

Amazon Pacts with India’s MIB

April 6, 2023

Amazon India is working with the country's Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) on a range of initiatives to help foster the local creative economy.