It’s here: Manbang, the Netflix of North Korea.
Manbang is a set-top box that lets North Koreans watch video on demand, reports the BBC. It doesn’t boast quite as much content as Netflix does, however: Users can watch documentaries and five TV channels on demand. They can also learn English and Russian through on-demand content. Manbang hooks up to North Korea’s intranet and state broadcaster KCTV reports that the product is a hot ticket item.
“If a viewer wants to watch, for instance, an animal movie and sends a request to the equipment, it will show the relevant video to the viewer … this is two-way communications,” Kim Jong Mi said in the KCTV report.
Most North Koreans do not have access to intranet, however.
Netflix has changed its Twitter bio to “Manbang knockoff.”