The Philippines is shaping out to be South-East Asia’s video-on-demand (VOD) battleground with the Catcha Group subsidiary iflix securing US$30 million, in an investment round led by Catcha itself and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).
Azran Osman-Rani, the new group COO of iflix, sees the future of content consumption through his seven-year-old’s behavior watching video, he tells DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Catcha Group has announced that former AirAsia X Bhd chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of iflix Malaysia, and chief operating officer of the iflix Group.
Patrick Grove has thrown his hat into the South-East Asian online video ring, and he is betting on entrepreneurial flair and his New York-based partner, Evolution Media Capital, to give him the knockout punch against competitors such as Singtel.
Karamjit Singh sees innovation as a common thread running through some of the stories in DNA this week, including Frost & Sullivan’s Global Innovation Centre in Iskandar Malaysia and Goh Thean Eu’s telco recap for 2014. Oh, and Patrick Grove comes into the picture too with his impending iflix service.
After weeks of market buzz, Internet entrepreneur Patrick Grove’s Catcha Group has officially announced ‘iflix,’ its entry in the Video On Demand (VOD) space, just about a month after Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) unveiled its own Netflix-type service.
While the overall stock market picture in 2014 seemed gloomy, some companies managed to dodge the larger trend, in particular those tech companies owned by entrepreneurs who made into Digital News Asia’s inaugural Digerati50 list, writes Goh Thean Eu.
Karamjit Singh finds himself disagreeing with Dr V. Sivapalan over how 2015 will shape up from an investing point of view. What do you think?
Despite being ordered by the board to cut A$250,000 a month in opex and witnessing its share price take a dive over the last three months, the soon-to-be rebranded iBuy Group is in the best financial shape ever, claims its new CEO Krzysztof Marszalek.
Kuala Lumpur-based investment firm Frontier Digital Ventures, whose key investors include Catcha Group CEO Patrick Grove, has made its second investment. A. Asohan speaks to Grove and Frontier Digital Ventures CEO Shaun Di Gregorio.