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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. […]

Iflix partners with Wattpad on AI-selected Indonesian originals

Iflix has partnered with reading and publishing app Wattpad to co-produce dozens of original movies based on Wattpad stories from Indonesia. Using machine learning, Wattpad will identify stories and trends to develop as Iflix original films, drawing on the more than six million original Indonesian stories that have been uploaded to the service. Iflix said […]

Iflix passes 15 million subscribers

Emerging markets SVOD service Iflix claims to have passed the 15 million subscriber mark after growing its service by 250% since January. Announcing the figure, the company said that the first half of 2018 has been a period of “significant change” for Iflix with content consumption doubling in the past five months. In total Iflix […]

Kwesé Iflix launches in Zimbabwe

Kwesé Iflix, the joint venture between Kwesé owner Econet Media and emerging market SVOD service Iflix, has launched a new mobile app in Zimbabwe. The Kwesé Iflix app will be available to Econet Wireless mobile subscribers and will offer live linear content – including coverage of all 64 FIFA 2018 World Cup games – alongside […]

Bitmovin wins Iflix contract, highlights merits of AV1 at NAB

Emerging markets subscription video-on-demand provider Iflix has tapped encoding specialist Bitmovin to deliver HD video to mobile subscribers across its footprint. The SVOD provider will use Bitmovin encoding to enable the deiiver of content in HD over low-bandwidth mobile networks. Iflix will use Bitmovin’s encoding tools via the latter’s containerised software running inside its own […]

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