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Iflix secures $50m to ‘aggressively pursue growth’

Asian streamer Iflix has secured more than $50 million from investors to expand its activities, while also revealing it had almost doubled its active users over the past six months. Companies including South Korean broadcast group JTBC and Indonesian entertainment firm Yoshimoto Kogyo took part in the funding round, which was led by global investment […]

Iflix strikes strategic partnership with Foxxum

Asian streaming outfit Iflix and smart TV technology specialist Foxxum have struck an agreement to make the Iflix app available on all Foxxum-enabled devices in key markets including Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The partnership will see tailored versions of Iflix’s app, offering previews, hand-picked recommendations and features like Movie of the Day and a dedicated […]

Iflix launches premium sports channel in Asia

Southeast Asian VOD channel iflix has launched a premium sports channel on its service in several Asian markets. The platform has partnered with pan-Asian sports network ZSports for the launch of the service, which is intended to serve as the home of US sports in Asia. It will roll out this month in Malaysia, Brunei, […]

Iflix exits Africa to focus on core Asian markets

Iflix has sold the remaining stake in its African business, Kwesé Iflix, to local partner and the parent company of Kwesé, Econet Global Limited. Iflix said the move would allow it to focus its resources and double down on its core Asian markets. The news comes after African pay TV provider Kwesé TV announced in November […]

Iflix ramps up originals drive

Malaysian SVoD iflix is ramping up its originals drive, with plans to quadruple its slate for 2019 with 50 new originals. The regional streaming service is to add around 12 TV programmes and 30 films, in addition to music and sports programming, including Malaysian football. The platform’s short-form production arm Studio 2:15 will also produce […]

Iflix launches 24-hour news service

Emerging markets SVOD service Iflix is set to launch a 24-hour news service in all 28 of its markets from early next month. Iflix News will aggregate live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from international, regional and local news authorities. Regional partners for the news offering include CNN, Al Jazeera, DW, CGTN and CCTV […]

BBC Showcase to host tech giants Apple, Netflix & more

BBC Worldwide Showcase 2018, held later this month (February 18-21), will be hosting Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Hulu and more digital giants in Liverpool, UK. The Showcase, which brings together buyers with A-list talent, commissioners and producers, will also play host to localised SVOD players such as Showmax, Stan and iFlix. Joining the streamers, stars […]

Iflix commissions first Malaysian original

Emerging markets-focused streaming service Iflix is launching its first-ever original drama series in Malaysia, KL Gangster: Underworld. The six-part drama, shot entirely in Malaysia, is a spinoff of Skop Productions’ films KL Gangster 1 and 2. It will premiere in mid-2018 exclusively on Iflix. KL’s TV counterpart begins soon after the events of the first […]

Iflix appoints CEO of MENA region

Iflix has appointed former Mobily and Vodafone executive John Saad as CEO of Iflix Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With the hire the emerging markets SVOD service has upped current head of Iflix MENA, Nader Sobhan, to a new global role as strategic advisor, working closely with Iflix co-founder and group CEO Mark Britt. […]

Iflix launches in Bangladesh

Emerging market SVOD service Iflix has launched in Bangladesh in partnership with local mobile operator Robi Axiata. The service will be available in Bangladesh priced at BDT300 (US3.60) per-month and Robi and Airtel customers are eligible to three months free access to Iflix. At launch many of Iflix’s most popular movies and TV shows will […]

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