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Fox rolling out streaming app just for Asia

Films, TV shows and documentaries will launch on the app the same time they air in the US.

Fox Networks Group Asia

Everyone wants a piece of Asia -- so much so that Fox is releasing a streaming app specifically for the region.

Called Fox+, the app will release new films and TV shows in Asia simultaneously with their airing in the US. Good news for "Walking Dead" fans in Asia.

Asia's growing appetite for streaming has seen US giants flocking to the region. Last week, Netflix announced a partnership with iQiyi which will give it a leap forward in its attempts to penetrate the Chinese market, and CEO Reed Hastings has said the company will be making films for India. Amazon Prime Video, which launched in Asia in December, was also reported to have put $300 million into the production of India-targetted Originals.

Content available on Fox+ will stream in high definition and includes a back catalogue of Fox TV series, movies and documentaries, as well as live sports. The app is accessible from smartphones, tablets and laptops, and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

Fox+ first launched in Asia in March beginning from Philippines, and was introduced in Singapore yesterday. Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong will come next, Fox Asia's Senior Vice President of SVOD Digital Content, Prakash Ramchandani, told CNET. Plans to launch in China and India are not in place yet.

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