SINGAPORE -- Patrick Grove, chairman and co-founder of Sngapore-based internet-TV startup iflix, has developed a straightforward way to see what Asian consumers want to watch, but are not able to: Just look at what they are stealing.
"[Piracy happens] even in Singapore, where the rule of law is respected, and people have money. It's not that there's an issue paying 10 bucks. The majority of the surveys show it's about access," said Grove, 41, during an interview in his office above a shophouse in Singapore's Amoy Street. The space is decorated with enormous decals of iflix's biggest imports, including the U.S. series "Gotham," and "House."