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Iflix commissions first Malaysian original

Emerging markets-focused streaming service Iflix is launching its first-ever original drama series in Malaysia, KL Gangster: Underworld. The six-part drama, shot entirely in Malaysia, is a spinoff of Skop Productions’ films KL Gangster 1 and 2. It will premiere in mid-2018 exclusively on Iflix. KL’s TV counterpart begins soon after the events of the first […]

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 launches in Bangladesh

Emerging market SVOD service Iflix has launched in Bangladesh in partnership with local mobile operator Robi Axiata. The service will be available in Bangladesh priced at BDT300 (US3.60) per-month and Robi and Airtel customers are eligible to three months free access to Iflix. At launch many of Iflix’s most popular movies and TV shows will […]

Iflix & Deutsche Telekom join Atrium’s drama club

Atrium TV, the drama ‘commissioning club’ launched at MIPTV this year, has gained a range of members including Iflix and Deutsche Telekom. The club gives members the opportunity to learn about the first slate of six new high profile dramas. Members will be joining founder Viaplay for the first club meeting at MIPCOM on October […]

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 […]

Disney to launch branded channel on Netflix rival

Disney, fresh from pulling out of its distribution agreement with Netflix, has signed up to provide a branded channel on the streaming video outfit’s Asian rival Iflix. Disney has struck a wide-ranging deal with the Malaysia-based subscription video-on-demand company that will see it provide a branded channel on Iflix’s platform featuring Marvel and Pixar movies […]

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 […]

Netflix VP Sean Carey joins Iflix

Asian Netflix rival Iflix has poached the US streaming giant’s vice-president of global television, Sean Carey. Carey joins Iflix as chief content officer, based in Los Angeles, and brings more than 20 years of digital media experience to the role. He takes up the new role after more than five years at Netflix, where, most […]