Internet TV provider iflix signs deal for Disney content

iflix has signed an agreement for Disney content on its Internet TV service

Newly launched internet TV provider iflix has entered into a content distribution agreement with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, in a deal that includes access to content from the various studios and brands under the Walt Disney Company.

The deal covers The Walt Disney Company’s raft of content across the Marvel Studios, ABC Studios, Buena Vista International and Touchstone Pictures, brands, including blockbuster hits Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man II, Real Steel and The Help along with classics like The Sixth Sense, Armageddon and Pretty Woman.

In addition, iflix will offer subscribers unprecedented access to a selection of TV shows from ABC Studios.

The addition of ABC On Demand to iflix’s catalogue will give subscribers unlimited access to full season box sets of hit dramas like Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Revenge, Devious Maids, Once Upon A Time and Scandal.

Other shows include Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Cougar Town, Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds and every episode of Lost.

iflix Group CEO Mark Britt said: “Disney is the pre-eminent producer of entertainment for all ages. We are incredibly excited to collaborate with them. This significant investment in the best of Disney’s content reaffirms our commitment to bring the best content to iflix customers across Southeast Asia. Iflix subscribers can also now binge on ABC’s hit TV shows, available from the first episode of season one to the last episode of the latest season.”

The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia studio entertainment general manager Amit Malhortra said the group constantly looks for ways to make its content available to Disney fans as readily as possible.

“With the internet being the everyday entertainment source for consumers, we are happy to be working with Iflix to expand our presence in Southeast Asia” Malholtra said.

Having recently launched in Malaysia and the Philippines, iflix will roll out its service to additional key Southeast Asian markets, including Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam throughout 2015, offering consumers more than 11,000 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 Internet capable devices such as mobile, tablet, computer, or television set, for viewing as and when the user wants.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.