Mid East VOD service secures Paramount content

Middle Eastern on-demand service icflix has licensed Paramount Pictures movies including The Godfather trilogy and American Beauty. Other titles from the Viacom-owned Paramount library including Ghost and titles from the Star Trek series are also included in the agreement. icflix launched this summer as the Middle East’s first dedicated video-on-demand offer and is set to […]

Mid East ‘Netflix’ signs Starz deal

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 […]

Middle 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 andThe English Patient and comes soon after icflix added titles from Turner Broadcasting System, DHX Media and Mondo TV to its launch line up. Financial […]

Middle East VOD platform signs deals ahead of launch

icflix, the new video-on-demand platform coming out of the Middle East, has secured major content deals with Turner Broadcasting, Italy’s Mondo TV and Canada’s DHX Media. The platform is set to go live across the Middle East and North Africa in July as the Middle East’s first dedicated streamed programming platform and is currently deep […]

Middle East ‘Netflix’ prepares 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, DTVE’s sister publication 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 […]