China’s Tencent to buy Asian streamer Iflix

Chinese entertainment giant Tencent is poised to acquire the key assets of indebted pan-Asian streamer Iflix for an undisclosed sum. Tencent will take control of iFlix’s content, resources and tech, but not its debt, according to BNN Bloomberg, in a move that would expand the reach of its WeTV streaming service in the region. “This […]

Iflix in sale talks

Malaysia-based pan-Asian video streaming outfit Iflix is in sale talks and has appointed two executives from a distressed asset specialist to its board to stave off a looming debt crisis, according to a report by DealStreetAsia. According to the report, Iflix’s owners are looking to close a sale by the end of this month, with […]

Iflix restructures management, names 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 (pictured), 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 […]

OTT iflix signs two-year deal with Konnect Digital

Southeast Asian OTT service iflix has signed a two-year deal with Konnect Digital. The deal will see the streamer utilise DICE, Konnect’s digital marketplace platform for media and entertainment content, to source and licence a range of kid’s shows for screening across its markets in Asia. iflix is a free and subscription video on demand […]

Iflix secures investment to pursue growth

Asian streamer Iflix has secured more than US$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 […]

TRT World secures berth on Iflix

TRT World, the international English-language news channel operated by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, has secured distribution of its content on Asian streaming platform Iflix. TRT World’s linear channel will join iflix News, the streaming service’s 24-hour news hub which aggregates live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news […]

Iflix teams up with Foxxum for smart TV

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 kids section, ported to Foxxum devices in different territories. Iflxi subs riptions allow users to access the service on up to five devices, including smartphone, laptop, tablet and television sets. “We want […]

Cars&Stars TV secures berth on iflix

Male-skewed thematic channel Cars&Stars has launched on the iflix streaming platform through its agents Kick Media. Cars&Stars TV, which features short-form content under two minutes long featuring cars, yachts and planes. is available to all iflixVIP subscribers across Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Cambodia, Nepal, and […]

Iflix launches premium sports offering

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, […]

Ginx Esports TV launches on Iflix

Ginx Esports TV has agreed a multi-territory Asian distribution deal with emerging markets SVOD service, Iflix. Ginx’s linear TV channel and video-on-demand offering will be available to Iflix subscribers in 13 territories across Asia – including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Ginx Esports TV channel will […]

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