‘Mid East Netflix’ bags Black Sails, White Queen

Dubai-based VOD platform icflix has scored a major deal with Starz for titles including the upcoming pirate drama Black Sails and BBC period piece The White Queen. The hybrid SVOD/TVOD platform, which commentators have dubbed as the Middle East’s answer to Netflix, has also acquired the other Starz Original series, Magic City and Spartacus. The […]

Mid East ‘Netflix’ scores Miramax deal

Upcoming Middle Eastern streaming service icflix has scored another deal with a US studio – this time picking up a batch of feature films from Miramax. The agreement includes Academy Award-winning titles such as Chicago and The English Patient and comes soon after icflix added titles from Turner Broadcasting System, DHX Media and Mondo TV […]

icflix global expansion underway

Upcoming Middle Eastern SVOD platform icflix has moved a step closer to launching in Europe, the US and Canada after registering its trademark in all three places. The service, which will comprise a mix of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic studio ‘Jazwood’ programmes and movies, is launching in the Middle East and North Africa this month […]

Middle Eastern ‘Netflix’ preps summer launch

A new Middle East-based on demand service has scored deals with Hollywood studios, Arabic content houses and Bollywood film providers ahead of its launch in June, TBI has learned. Dubai-headquartered icflix will be a hybrid SVOD/TVOD service launching across platforms in the Middle East and North Africa, and will also target Arabic ex-pats around the […]