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Lack of Local Content Hamstrings Netflix, Amazon in Middle East

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Variety reports: “Just as Netflix was launching in the Middle East two years ago, its chief content officer Ted Sarandos told a Dubai Film Market panel that he was keen for the streaming giant to find great local storytellers and talent that could generate a Netflix original scripted series about contemporary life in the region. But that has yet to happen. The only Arabic original announced so far by Netflix is a stand-up comedy special with Lebanese comedian and actor Adel Karam.”

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