VOD subscriptions in MENA to more than double by 2024

Subscription video-on-demand use will more than double in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Turkey, between 2018 and 2024, according to Digital TV Research.  The company predicts there will be 26.51 million SVOD subscriptions by 2024, up from 11.31 million at the end of 2018, where an SVOD subscriber can have more […]

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 […]

SPI International takes channels to Iflix

Channel provider SPI International has struck an agreement with Asian subscription video-on-demand platform Iflix to provide six of its linear channels and VOD content on the Iflix platform. SPI International will provide channels Gametoon, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, FightBox, FashionBox and 360 TuneBox on the IflixVIP premium platform, with FashionBox and 360 TuneBox also available on iflixFREE, the free-to-view version of Iflix. This multi-year pan-regional carriage […]

Clubbing TV secures berth on Iflix

Lifestyle and dance music channel Clubbing TV has struck a distribution deal with Asian subscription video-on-demand service Iflix covering 13 countries. The agreement means that Clubbing TV will have its own premium branded area on the Iflix platform. The channel’s linear feed and library of long and short-form VOD content will be available to Iflix […]

Iflix partners with AIS in Thailand

Emerging markets SVOD service, Iflix, has partnered with Thailand’s largest mobile operator, Advanced Info Service (AIS). The deal makes IflixVIP available to AIS’s more than 41 million customers in Thailand via integrated carrier billing. AIS pre-paid subscribers will be able to get IflixVIP for THB 7 (€0.20) per-day or THB 29 per week through their […]

Iflix and Next 10 launch short-form content Creators Hub

Emerging markets SVOD service, Iflix, has partnered with content creator-focused investment fund, Next 10 Ventures, to launch a short-form video production hub in Southeast Asia. The Iflix Creators Hub will receive US$5 million (€4.4 million) in investment from Iflix as part of a 12-month programme, which will be overseen by Next 10 Ventures. The Creators […]

Iflix agrees Philippines content and distribution deal with Globe Telecom

Iflix has partnered with Globe Telecom in the Philippines in a distribution, licensing and co-production pact that will see Globe distribute Iflix to its 65 million mobile subscribers. Iflix and Globe’s content arm, Globe Studios, will co-develop new original content, which is set to premiere on Iflix in 2019. Special preview access will be given […]

Iflix announces ‘significant expansion’ of channels line-up

Emerging markets SVOD service Iflix has said it is on target to offer more than 80 premium linear channels to users by the end of 2018. News of the “significant expansion” to its linear offering came as Iflix added 13 new premium channels to its service, taking its current tally of licensed channels to 50. […]

Iflix partners with Vewd for smart TV and STB deployments

Emerging markets SVOD service Iflix has partnered with smart TV software provider Vewd to make Iflix available on millions of Vewd-enabled devices.   Iflix worked with the Vewd team to certify the Iflix app for the Vewd ecosystem, meaning the app can be deployed across connected TVs and set-top boxes. “We aim to give users the […]

Iflix to launch 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 offering include CNN, Al Jazeera, DW, CGTN and CCTV 4. […]

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