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Iflix rejigs management structure with Mark Francis named chief content officer

Asian streamer iflix is rejigging its management structure, with Mark Francis taking the reins as chief content officer of the business. Francis, a former Nat Geo exec, most recently served as global director of original programming for the Kuala Lumpur-headquartered SVOD – a role he has occupied for almost four years. The exec begins his […]

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 hires RTL CBS Asia founder

Iflix has appointed the founding CEO of RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, Jonas Engwall, as its new head of Asia. Engwall (pictured) takes over from the emerging market SVOD service’s previous Asia boss, David Goldstein, who moves to a new role as non-executive chairman of Iflix Asia. He brings more than 14 years of broadcasting and […]

Iflix closes $133m funding round led by Hearst

Emerging market SVOD service Iflix has completed a US$133 million funding round led by US media giant Hearst. Existing shareholders Sky, Liberty Global, Evolution Media and Jungle Ventures also increased their investments in the firm, and were joined by new backers Singapore-based EDBI and clients of DBS private bank. Iflix has now raised in excess […]

SVOD service iflix launches African office

Subscription VOD service iflix has opened an office in Cape Town as it launches a plan to offer streaming content in sub-Saharan Africa. iflix Africa will be based in South Africa, and is planning initial SVOD service launches in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in Q2 and Q3 of this year. This is to […]

Iflix expands into MENA

South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix has expanded into the Middle East and North Africa region with launches in eight territories. The service is now available in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan, giving Iflix a footprint in a total of 18 countries. The firm has also established a new regional headquarters […]

Sky invests $45m in Asian Netflix rival

Sky investing US$45 million in Iflix as part of a new partnership deal with the Southeast Asia streaming TV service. Under the deal Sky will work with Iflix to “identify areas of future collaboration” in high growth emerging markets, with the firm planning to expand into more countries in Southeast Asia in the coming months. […]

Asian SVOD site opens local Winx Club

Asian subscription on-demand platform iflix has signed an output deal with Italian family entertainment producer Rainbow. The deal hands iflix children’s series Winx Club, Mia and Me, PopPixie and Huntix for its operations in Malaysia and the Philippines, and for Thailand and Indonesia when iflix launches there later this year. In Malaysia and the Philippines, […]

Asian on-demand service reaches for Starz

Asian SVOD platform iflix has acquired shows such as The White Queen and Black Sails (pictured) from US cable firm Starz’s digital distribution division. The deal, which also includes the likes of Spartacus, was scored with Starz Digital and comes as iflix attempts to establish itself as Southeast Asia’s premiere VOD service. “Our partnership with Starz […]

Asian Netflix rival raises $30m

A new Southeast Asian SVOD service has raised US$30 million as it rolls out across the region. iflix, which claims to offer thousands of hours of entertainment content, secured the funding in a round led by international investment firm Catcha Group – which co-founded the initiative with Evolution Media Capital – and leading Philippines telecoms […]