Netflix in set-top boxes too? Co to integrate with cable operators in India

Published On: 14, Dec 2017 | Source: business-standard.com

Netflix, an online video-streaming service, is looking to collaborate with digital cable TV operators in India to provide internet-enabled smart television-like services to non-users, according to a report in the Economic Times.

"We are actively engaged with cable operator partners in India to get included in set-top boxes that are already present in the homes of millions of people and ideally get the button on the remote controls later," said Nigel Baptiste, director-partner engagement at to the Economic Times.  

In March, the online video streaming service enabler collaborated with and Videocon to integrate services into their direct-to-home (D2H) set-top boxes. Videocon D2H, adhering the collaboration, had already rolled out set-top boxes with remote control featuring a dedicated button. 

To tap the market for local content, recently partnered with Ronnie Screwvala's company ‘RSVP’ to release a Bollywood project ‘Love Per Square Foot’. The project is Netflix’s first undertaking in India. The film is expected to release on in early 2018.

The online video streaming service provider also collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan to produce an espionage thriller 'Bard of Blood-series’. The eight-episode series would be streamed worldwide and feature dialogues in Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages.