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Disney targets content creators in Asia for growth

U.S. media giant's program meant to secure original works for Disney+ service

The Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, California. The U.S. media giant aims to expand the lineup of its streaming service by training creators in Asia.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Walt Disney Co. plans to nurture video producers and other creators in Asia to eventually expand the lineup of its Disney+ video streaming service, Nikkei has learned, as a race intensifies in the industry to secure skilled content creators.

Plans call for choosing 100 to 200 participants in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

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