iflix premieres first Malaysian original series, Oi! Jaga Mulut
By Digital News Asia July 25, 2017
- From July 24, new episodes will be available weekly every Monday
- iflix has also commissioned the comedy series in both Philippines and Indonesia
IFLIX, a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, is premiering comedy series, Oi! Jaga Mulut.
From July 24, new episodes will be available weekly every Monday, on iflix. The seven-part series is iflix’s first original production and is hosted by comedic icon, Haniff Hamzah.
Oi Jaga Mulut! brings a brand-new experience to Malaysia. Now iflix members can enjoy Malaysia’s edgiest and funniest comedy club in the comfort and convenience of their homes or anywhere you can take your phone.
Joanne Kam, Papi Zak, Rayza Mukmin and Jon Atherton, join the talented showcase, tackling taboo subjects. Oi! Jaga Mulut is the next generation of Malaysian comedy, featuring established acts alongside fresh, original talent, in a series of stand-up routines and riotous improvised games.
iflix global director of Original Commissioning, Mark Francis commented: “Our first original production, Oi! Jaga Mulut (“watch your mouth”) underlines iflix’s ambition to lead an entertainment revolution in emerging markets. Stand-up is still very young in this part of the world, but it’s a great way to localise our content offering because we’re doing it through the unique voices of local talent who want to push the envelope, too.”
“We realise not everybody gets to go to comedy clubs, so with this show we’re putting that opportunity directly in your hands,” Francis added.
“We want to grow appreciation for stand-up and establish iflix as new home for the region’s most talented comics.”
iflix has additionally commissioned the comedy series in both Philippines and Indonesia; Huy! Bibig Mo (Philippines) and Oi! Jaga Lambe (Indonesia), will be hosted by Ramon Bautista and Ananda Omesh, respectively.
Now available to over one billion consumers across 18 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, iflix recently announced the establishment of iflix Africa, to make its world-class service available in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Offering consumers a library of Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets.
For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content.
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