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Saturday, June 25, 2016

IFLIX TURNS 1!


I could still remember when iFLIX has been introduced to us bloggers. Funny how time flies so fast. I could still feel the first time I met the awesome team behind iFLIX and how they were so excited to share with us what everyone can look forward when it comes to a totally bad-ass entertainment experience.

iFLIX celebrated its very first birthday last May 26 and threw an exclusive celebration last week, June 15, 2016 at Bonifacio Hall C, Shangri-La at The Fort. In the year that’s passed since iFLIX first launched, millions of subscribers have signed up, billions of minutes have been viewed, and an infinite amount of good times I've had with these guys. Solid!!! 1 year na agad yon!!! If you've missed reading about their launch last year, you can read it  here.


Over 365 days ago, a humble team of 23 hard at work at their shared office space, held their collective breath in nervous anticipation, as the iflix service went live across the Philippines and Malaysia.  In commemoration of their special day, the team took the opportunity to share some of the amazing milestones iflix has surpassed in this first year.

PLDT Chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan congratulating iflix on their first year
It was April when they anounced the appointment of its advisory board which comprised of Hollywood’s most influential business and creative leaders, including the Chairman and CEO of MGM, President and CEO of Fox networks and more. June 2015 when they launched commercially in the Philippines, alongside telecommunications partners Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Smart Communications, Inc. Celebrities Ruffa, Richard, and Raymond Gutierrez, JM Rodriguez, Iza Calzado, Karylle, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith join iflix as ambassadors and shareholders in the business last November. It was also during this month when iFLIX also went live in Thailand, drawing over 200,000 subscribers in its initial 12-week trial phase. And just last March 2016 when they welcomed industry heavyweights Sky Plc and Emtek Group to its impressive investor roster, joining Catcha Group, Evolution Media Capital, PLDT and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), following the successful completion the company’s huge second round of funding.

(From L-R) Oscar Reyes Jr., PLDT FVP and Home Operations Head, Ariel Fermin, PLDT EVP and Head of Consumer Business, James Bridges, iflix Chief Content Officer, Sherwin Dela Cruz, Country Manager - iflix Philippines, Manny V. Pangilinan, PLDT Chairman and CEO, David Goldstein, Head of Asia - iflix, and Ross Beatson, iflix Chief Finance Officer
Today, iflix enjoys a record five partnerships with leading telecommunications providers in the Philippines, including PLDT and Smart, as well as Telkom Malaysia, Digi, Celcom, Maxis and UMobile in Malaysia, and TrueMove in Thailand. The company also recently announced collaborations with Telkom and Indosat Ooreedoo ahead of its Indonesian launch.


As iflix continues its rapid expansion, it additionally announced a succession of key appointments of proven regional business and industry leaders to further accelerate the company’s exceptional growth. 

 iflix PH Country Manager Sherwin Dela Cruz showing iflix trends in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand
iFLIX Philippines Country Manager, Sherwin Dela Cruz mentioned that  their first year wouldn’t have been what it was if it wasn’t for their partners and their amazing subscribers. They were all extremely grateful for the unending support they received and is looking forward to achieving more milestones in year 2 and the years to come.

Viewership Trends 
-iflix’s Philippine members watch an average 195.96 minutes each day!
-iflix members prefer enjoying iflix on their mobile phones – with the majority on Android devices.
-Milenials and Gen-Ys comprise 68% of total members.
-Filipinos’ favourite genre is DRAMA!
-iflix members prefer late night viewing with peak watching hours from 9pm.
-iflix members from the Philippines download the most content.

James Bridges, iflix Chief Content Officer, talking about upcoming titles on iflix, including Voltes V, which will be available in July.
Now available in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets in the coming months. Each subscription provides users unlimited access to the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extensive library for offline viewing. The service is priced at only PHP129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access with no ads!

New Content
With over 150 studio and distributor partnerships globally, the company continues to strengthen its relationships with the world’s leading providers of high-quality entertainment content bringing more first run-exclusives, award winning TV shows and movies, and exceptionally popular Asian and local programs to iflix members across the region. Here are just a few of the extraordinary new shows and new seasons coming to iflix over the coming weeks and months:

1. Flash (Season 2)
2. Arrow (Season 4)
3. Mr. Robot (Season 2 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
4. Hunters (Season 1 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
5. Bosch (Season 1 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
6. The Magicians (Season 1 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
7. Downton Abbey (Seasons 1-5)
8. The 100 (Seasons 1-2)
9. Pretty Little Liars (Seasons 1-6)
10. The Originals (Seasons 1-3)
11. The Last Ship (Seasons 1-2)
12. House (ALL Seasons)
13. Keeping Up with The Kardashians (Seasons 1-4)
14. 30 Rock (ALL Seasons)
15. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
16. Gotham (Season 2)
17. Avatar
18. Titanic
19. X: Men - First Class
20. Night at the Museum
21. The Office (ALL Seasons)
22. Voltes V (ALL Episodes)
23. Daimos (ALL Episodes)
24. Bates Motel
25. 12 Monkeys
26. Millionaire Matchmaker

During the event, they were all excited and looking forward to what the next year holds for them. But, over and over, they have mentioned that they can't help but look back and raise their glasses to everyone for being a big part of their first year!


Cheers iFLIX team! Here's to more fruitful years ahead!!!

If you have not subscribed yet, iflix offers a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its world-class service, features and content, with no credit card or payment details required. Don't miss the chance. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

Xoxo,

Jaimie 

xx THE MERMAID IN STILETTOS xx
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***Other photos are from iFlix PR Team - Thank you!



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