Photo - (From left ) Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of iflix Malaysia; and Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM.
Following a recent agreement with Internet TV firm iflix, Telekom Malaysia (TM) will give a 12-month iflix subscription to all of its existing UniFi and Streamyx broadband customers from mid-December 2015.
Jeremy Kung, executive vice president, New Media, TM, said, "This partnership with iflix marks our first collaboration with an OTT player and the 1st in ASEAN for iflix."
Kung said TM customers can go to the influx website or download the iflix app, with no need to sign up or sign in. "In a world first, the iflix system will instantly recognise the user is on a TM Unifi or Streamyx connection, and will tag that device using proprietary technology, be it a phone, laptop, desktop or tablet, and enable iflix on that device to allow the TM customer to watch or download iflix shows wherever, whenever."
"We remain open to collaborate with more OTT partners to keep up with the demand of younger generations viewing behaviour," he added. "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 IPTV service - HyppTV offering. This is a win-win situation for both parties and their customers and for us, is in line with our brand promise of Life Made Easier."
Azran Osman-Rani, iflix Group chief operating officer & chief executive officer of iflix Malaysia, said: "Our partnership with TM once again demonstrates our commitment to bring the best in entertainment content to Malaysian audiences across the country."
"Now available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets in coming months," said Azran, adding that with almost 1 million subscribers less than 6 months since launching, iflix now offered consumers the largest library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies available in the region.
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