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Netflix clone in the Philippines? Why not!

An Internet television service provider in Southeast Asia will soon offer a huge selection of shows from all over the world after it closed deals with several top studios in Hollywood.

iflix announced on May 12, 2015 that it has signed a multiple content agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, BBC Worldwide, and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD).

The catalog deals feature TV series such as Fox's Homeland, American Horror Story, Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; BBC's Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Orphan Black; seven seasons of WBITD's The Big Bang Theory, Friends, and Arrow.

In addition, iflix subscribers will also have unlimited access to WBITD's great action movies Superman Returns, Batman Begins, Green Lantern and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, to name a few, rounding out the 10,000 hours of TV shows and movies available in 2015.

iflix Group CEO, Mark Britt commented: "We are thrilled to be partnering with some of the world's top TV and film studios. Each has along established history of excellence in producing popular, award-winning content in every genre and for every generation."

Fox Vice President of Sales for Asia at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Brendan Zauner said, "We are excited about the opportunity to work with iflix in the Philippines. It is true to our vision of providing the world's best content to people wherever they happen to be, in whatever manner they choose to consume it."

Said Monty Ghai, senior vice president and GM of Southeast Asia for BBC: "This partnership with iflix represents an exciting step for us. It is the first time that our slate of world class content will be available on an OTT (TV Everywhere) platform in the Philippines."

Earlier in April, iflix closed a $30-million financing by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and Catcha Group.

Launching in key Southeast Asian markets like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam throughout 2015, iflix will offer consumers more than 10,000 hours of top U.S., Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies. Each subscription will allow a user to access the service on five devices, as well as download content to the mobile, tablet, computer, or television.


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Date:May 12, 2015
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