Telkom is still blocking access to Netflix video streaming services. This makes IndiHome and Telkomsel users unable to open Netflix, both the site and the application.
Telkom Indonesia President Director, Ririek Adriansyah, said that Telkom is currently in discussions with Netflix to find a way out of this problem. Ririek said Telkom was ready to open Netflix access in its services, provided the conditions he requested were met.
“That depends on the results of the Netflix team’s discussion with Telkom, if they want to change to be more compliant with regulations, especially in terms of content and take down policy, and also want to empower local content producers more, then we are ready to open Netflix on IndiHome and Telkomsel,” Ririek said, to the coil, Saturday (6/6).
Adding a statement by Ririek, Telkom’s Vice President of Corporate Communication, Arif Prabowo, said the company continued to open communications with Netflix to comply with applicable regulations to be able to forge partnerships with Telkom.
According to Arif, Telkom is basically open to collaborating with various parties, including Netflix. But indeed Netflix is said to be able to comply with existing regulations, because this has been done by Telkom’s partners.
“Basically, the Telkom Group is open to collaborating with various parties in order to provide quality content services. All content provider partners who have worked with the Telkom Group are willing to fulfill applicable rules and collective agreements to guarantee and protect customer convenience,” he explained.
Telkom itself has blocked Netflix since January 2016. It has been more than four years ago, Netflix is still blocked and there is no bright spot when access will actually be opened by Telkom.
On the other hand, Netflix has shown its seriousness in doing business in Indonesia. After producing the film ‘The Night Comes For Us’ with Indonesian crew and players, Netflix also began recruiting employees from Indonesia and launching low-priced mobile packages in Indonesia.