Internet TV service iflix free for a year on TM’s packages
By Digital News Asia December 7, 2015
- No need to sign in or sign up, system automatically tags TM users
- TM’s first such pact with an OTT player, says it complements HyppTV
INTERNET TV service iflix said it has signed an agreement with Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) to provide its content for free to customers of the latter’s Streamyx and UniFi home broadband packages.
From mid-December, all Streamyx and UniFi customers will receive a 12-month iflix subscription (valued at RM96) bundled with their existing TM service, at no additional charge.
“This partnership with iflix marks our first collaboration with an OTT (over the top) player and the first in Asean for iflix,” said Jeremy Kung, executive vice president of New Media at TM.
“We remain open to collaborate with more OTT partners to keep up with the demand of younger generations’ viewing behaviour.
“We are now able to offer tens of thousands more hours of on-demand TV shows and movies to our customers via iflix, complementing our HyppTV offering,” he added.
To access their subscription, TM customers simply have to go to iflix.com or the iflix app, with no need to sign up or sign in.
The iflix system will instantly recognise the user is on a Streamyx or UniFi connection, and will tag that device, be it a phone, laptop, desktop or tablet, and enable the iflix service on that device.
TM customers will also be able to download shows to their mobile phone or tablet to watch their favourite shows, even when they are not connected to the Internet, iflix said.
“With our new seamless sign-up process and TM’s extensive nationwide coverage, subscribers can now enjoy uninterrupted and unlimited access to thousands of their favourite TV shows and movies,” said Azran Osman-Rani (pic below), iflix Group chief operating officer and iflix Malaysia chief executive officer.
Now available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, iflix will continue to roll out to additional key South-East Asian markets in the coming months.
Saying it has managed to get almost one million subscribers in the less than six months since launching, it offers top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies.
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