Diana Boo joins iflix as country manager for Malaysia & Brunei
By Digital News Asia March 20, 2018
- Boo’s industry experience an advantage to iflix’s growth plans
- More programming will be offered to consumers
iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, has appointed Diana Boo (pix) as country manager for iflix Malaysia and Brunei.
With over 20 years in the advertising, digital media and ad technology space in Southeast Asia, Boo brings extensive digital marketing experience and a proven track record in partnership management and business growth.
Prior to joining iflix, she helmed Publisher Solutions for CtrlShift’s Southeast Asian business for over nine years. Prior to CtrlShft, Boo held senior roles at renowned advertising agencies BBDO/Proximity and Saatchi & Saatchi before expanding her portfolio to digital media.
iflix head of Asia Jonas Engwall commented: “We are thrilled to have Diana onboard to lead iflix Malaysia and Brunei. I am confident that her extensive industry experience will be hugely advantageous as we continue to accelerate our rapid growth in the region. She has an outstanding track record within the digital technology space and will be invaluable to iflix, taking the brand to greater heights for Malaysia.”
“We are seeing incredible growth and adoption in streaming media and Malaysians are some of the savviest consumers in the region when it comes to digital content. I am incredibly excited to spearhead the next stage of iflix’s growth and transformation. We are leading the charge in the industry and I am proud to be part of this talented and extremely dedicated team as we set and achieve more milestones in the coming years,” added Boo.
In January, iflix Malaysia announced a joint venture with Football Malaysia LLP, operator and regulator of Malaysia’s professional football league and competitions. Since the kickoff of Liga Super, the average viewership on the all new ‘Football Malaysia on iflix’ channel has remained 470% higher than the average attendance at stadiums.
Propelled by encouraging results and an unprecedented demand from fans, iflix will expand its programme offering to include short-form content centred on goals, saves, players and skills, as well as human interest stories, in addition to game highlights.
Now available to over one billion consumers across 25 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming.
iflix offers consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programmes, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets.