iflix, if you have not known yet is a Malaysian based video streaming service that is very much like Netflix. Initially iflix was set up to fill up the supply gap before Netflix came into the region. It has become a brilliant service of its own though and a very good replacement for cable TV these days with its on-demand content. It has been going through a major expansion this year too expanding all over Southeast Asia. It has been available is Malaysia (of course), Thailand, Philipines, Indonesia, Brunei, and Sri Lanka for a while now. Recently though they have just added one more country in their map; the Maldives.
The packages offered are nothing new to us though. It is pretty much similar sort of award-winning contents that we get as well. They probably will get some region specific local content but that is all for later. For now they are offering a free 1-month trial period for any new users like what we already got anyway. An unlimited access subscription is priced at MVR45 per month which translates to approximately MYR13* per month while a yearly subscription will cost MVR430 per year which translates to about MYR125* per year.
The Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based video streaming service though plans to reach more countries in the coming year. According to them they would like to access more emerging markets. So if you think that you live in one of those places, and have no access to any video streaming service except for YouTube; you can expect iflix come knocking on your door soon enough. Press release after the break.
*approximate value based on current exchange rate MYR1 = MVR3.45
IFLIX NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MALDIVES
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 November, 2016 – iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce the launch of its revolutionary service in the Maldives. From today, consumers can sign up for a 30-day free trial via iflix’s website, www.iflix.com, giving them unlimited access to thousands of the world’s best TV shows, movies and more on every device they own, with no credit card required and no obligations.
Each iflix subscription includes:
- Unlimited access to iflix’s vast library of thousands of first-run exclusive shows, award-winning TV series, blockbuster movies, popular local and regional content, children’s programs and much more;
- Access to iflix on up to 5 devices at once, including phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, TVs and other connected devices;
- The ability to download TV shows and movies to any phone, tablet or mobile device to binge-watch offline, when not connected to the Internet;
- The ability to share their iflix subscription with family or friends and watch shows on two different devices at the same time.
Mark Britt, iflix Group Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer commented: “We are thrilled bring iflix’s world class service to the Maldives as we continue to expand our offering to consumers across the region. TV lovers in the Maldives can now have unlimited access to iflix’s vast library of thousands of top TV shows, movies and more all for one unbelievably low price.”
With over 160 studio and distributor partnerships, iflix offers subscribers the largest selection of iconic, critically acclaimed TV series and fan-favourite films both internationally and locally available in the region. Amongst the hundreds of top shows now available on iflix are every episode of Friends, The O.C. and Gossip Girl, nine seasons of Big Bang Theory, hugely popular current shows The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Supernatural, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Girls, The 100, The Originals, Pretty Little Liars, The Last Ship and many more. iflix additionally offers an incredible catalogue of kids content, including Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants, Blues Clues and much more. Multi Emmy® winning US phenomena Mr. Robot, every season of multi-award winning, highly acclaimed Fargo, and this year’s smash hits The Magicians, joins iflix’s growing library of exclusive, first run series, to be made available for the first time in the Maldives.
Monthly retail subscriptions for one month of unlimited access to iflix will be priced at an amazing MVR 45. Annual subscriptions will receive a 20% discount off the monthly rate and are priced at incredible MVR 430 per year.
Now available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brunei and the Maldives, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to key additional emerging markets in the coming months.
Source: iflix Malaysia