Just days after Disney announced plans to drop Netflix as its content distribution partner in 2019, iflix has announced it has partnered with the The Walt Disney Company’s to bring popular films and franchises to its users in Asia.
The deal will see iflix showcase Disney branded channels on its Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service such as Marvel Studios – Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, Monsters Inc, Monsters University, Up, Wall-E, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Cars, Lilo & Stitch, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and more.
“We are pleased to partner with iflix to bring Disney content even closer to fans in southeast Asia”, said Amit Malhotra, General Manager, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. “Through the extensive library of content available on the new Channels feature, fans of all ages will have a unique access to their favorite stories and characters anytime they want.”
With the deal on, iflix will distribute Disney content, have an early window movie availability and work with Disney’s Maker Studios to release content exclusive to iflix in Asia. Disney content will be made available to Africa on a later date.
According to iflix Group Chief Content Officer, Sean Carey: “Disney has a story for every age. iflix is committed to providing the best in entertainment from around the world and this SVOD partnership in the region will bring Disney brands and premium titles to our members across the region. At iflix, we have committed to offering the best content available to our subscribers, this new partnership with Disney is key to delivering on that promise.”
Users will be offered an exceptional viewing experience with all new titles available to stream in HD format with upgraded audio on the user’s personalized iflix homepage.
iflix reaches an estimated 5 million users across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.