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Quarantine and lockdown in Vietnam: Online entertainment flourishes

08:14 | 30/03/2020

When staying at home has become a must, video streaming services have proven to be the go-to choice for citizens for their availability and viewer-based algorithms.

quarantine and lockdown in vietnam online entertainment flourishes
Online entertainment flourishes in times of quarantine

Meanwhile, the number of streaming viewers on FTP Play, another online entertainment service with their own apps and exclusive series, upped by 40 percent in February 2020, said its spokesperson.

A recent survey on video streaming subscription services in Vietnam shows that Netflix is the second most popular one and the only foreign platform that makes top 5, even though its monthly packages costs from 3 to 5 times higher than most Vietnam-based counterparts.

The survey was conducted in February 2020 by Q&Me, a market research company, on 676 Vietnamese citizens, 202 of whom are familiar with online content.

It also points out that most people use smartphones (76 percent) and smart TV (73 percent) for streaming services, and 97 percent users are online at home.

Speaking with reporters, many entertaining executives expressed concern over the complicating epidemic which would affect TV series productions, and consequentially the viewers’ experience. They plan to put out smaller scale projects to maintain frequent releases and also focus on more educational and family-friendly content.

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