At the moment, we can safely assume that majority – if not all – the contents within Netflix catalog come from outside of Malaysia. That will change soon as the company has confirmed that several Malaysian TV shows will be made available for its subscribers very soon.
This is made possible through a recent content agreement deal with Double Vision Sdn Bhd which is one of the most well-known production house in the country. Interestingly, these TV shows will not only be shown to Malaysian subscribers but also to all Netflix members throughout the world.
In other words, this means that more than 86 million Netflix members will be able to watch these Malaysian TV shows wherever they may be later this year. Among shows that have been confirmed to be part of Netflix catalogue soon are all seven seasons of English comedy series, Kopitiam as well as two seasons of the Chinese period drama, Age of Glory.
However, no actual roll date has been announced by either companies. Nevertheless, we feel that it is great that Malaysian made contents have received some love from Netflix and who knows, this might lead to great things in the future.