Carlos Tibi

Icflix launches streaming in Iraq

Middle East subscription video-on-demand service Icflix is launching in Iraq through a partnership with the country’s leading mobile telco Asiacell. Both prepaid and postpaid Asiacell customers will be able to subscribe to the icflix library of content for a monthly fee of 10,000 IQD (US$8.56), a weekly fee of IQD4,000 or a daily subscription for […]

Icflix inks Jordan deal

SVOD service Icflix has teamed up Orange Jordan to extend its reach in the country. The MENA-focused streaming service will be offered for free, for a month, to Orange customers. It is the second time Icflix has worked with a telco in Jordan, after it teamed with Umniah Telecom last year. “This partnership will give […]

Icflix strikes telco deal

Middle East and North Africa-focused SVOD player Icflix has inked a deal with Umniah Telecom, and its streaming service is now available to the Jordanian telco’s customers. Umniah customers can activate Icflix via their mobile handsets. They will then be able to access the service on connected devices. Icflix is programmed with a range of […]

Icflix to coproduce SVOD movie

Middle East and North African streaming service Icflix will coproduce a feature film with Moroccan director Noureddine Lakmari (pictured). Burn Out will debut in select cinemas around the world next year and get an exclusive SVOD home on Icflix’s service. The moves means Icflix becomes the latest SVOD platform to produce its own movies, coming […]

News brief: Icflix launches on Sony consoles

Middle East and North African streaming service, Icflix, has launched on Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles. Through the Sony deal, viewers will be able to access Icflix’s catalogue of Hollywood, ‘Jazwood’ (Middle Eastern studio) and Bollywood content. “We are thrilled to announce this partnership to millions of PlayStation owners across Middle […]

icflix: 60,000+ hours viewed a month

Middle East and North African streaming firm icflix claims its subscribers are watching more than 60,000 hours of premium content every month. The SVOD platform launched two years ago as the MENA region’s first-of-its-kind service, with Arabic-speaking ex-pats in the UK, the US and Canada also able to sign up. Sixty-thousand-plus hours are now being […]

Egyptian telco adds Mid East SVOD platform

Egyptian internet service provider TE Data has begun offering customers Middle Eastern subscription on-demand service icflix. The Telecoms Egypt-owned service has scored a strategic partnership with icflix, and this month began offering the platform’s array of movies and television series from the Middle East, Hollywood and Bollywood. All TE Data customers have been given one […]

Hell on Wheels joins MENA SVOD platform

AMC’s post-American Civil War drama Hell on Wheels has been picked up by a Middle East and North African-focused subscription on-demand platform. icflix has acquired the show from distributor Entertainment One Television and will launch in May. The platform already has eOne-sold shows including The Red Road, Welcome to Sweden and The Book of Negroes. […]

icflix buys Endemol Shine MMA drama

Middle Eastern SVOD service icflix has acquired MMA drama Kingdom from Endemol Shine Group. The gritty drama, from Byron Balasco, has gone live on the platform in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) states and North Africa. The DirecTV drama, set in California, follows an MMA legend (Frank Grillo) that runs a gym along with his […]

Mid East SVOD service expands

Middle Eastern subscription on-demand service icflix has launched in Kuwait. Icflix has formed a strategic partnership with Ooredoo Kuwait to offer the platform locally. Ooredoo (fka Qatar Telecom) will offer the service free for two months to its Shamel tier customers for a promotional period. Non-Shamel can access it for 2.4KD (US$7.99) a month. The […]