Smart Axiata and iflix seal 3-Year Exclusive Partnership
Unlimited access to iflix’s library of world’s best movies and TV series powered by Smart
Phnom Penh, 7th August 2017: Smart Axiata, the country’s leading mobile operator and iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service for emerging markets, announced a 3-year exclusive partnership, setting a new standard in digital entertainment experience for consumers in Cambodia.
With iflix’s more than 170 studio and distributor partnerships, Smart subscribers can enjoy a selection of iconic, critically acclaimed regional and international TV series and fan-favorite films. This includes hit Western titles like The Flash and The Magicians as well as highly anticipated Korean dramas Goblin, The Legend of the Blue Sea and The Bride of Habaek. At launch, iflix’s most popular content are offered with Khmer subtitles, with the aim of localizing their entire catalogue in the months to come.
Starting today, every Smart customer on any tariff plan can enjoy 3 months of unlimited access to thousands of exclusive shows, award-winning TV series, blockbuster movies, popular regional content, children’s programs and much more. All Smart customers can access iflix on up to 5 devices at once, stream shows simultaneously on two different devices, including phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, TVs and other connected devices. In addition, with the “Download and Watch Offline” feature, Smart customers can download TV shows and movies to any phone, tablet or mobile device to binge-watch offline, when not connected to the Internet.
“Smart is committed being the digital lifestyle partner for the people in Cambodia. As the leading mobile operator with the vision of being Cambodia’s Digital Champion, we are excited to partner with a prominent market leader like iflix to offer world-class entertainment to our customers. This follows an increase in digital content that has been made available to our subscribers already,” said Thomas Hundt, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Axiata.
iflix Global Head of Content Partnerships, James Bridges commented: “Following an increasing demand from audiences for more local stories, iflix works the best local and regional producers to bring subscribers first-run local movies direct from cinema and a bold slate of original programming. By providing a new platform for local talent and building a product that is better than piracy, we are committed to growing and supporting the Cambodian film and television industry in the coming months. It is our aim to redefine how Cambodians experience entertainment through groundbreaking features and a seamless mobile experience. We are thrilled to partner with Smart to deliver iflix’s revolutionary service to as many devices as possible.”
This latest announcement by Smart is a testament to the company’s commitment to offer its customers innovative digital services and features and to further strengthen its data leadership position. For the very best streaming experience on iflix, Smart subscribers can sign-up to the latest prepaid data tariff plan: “Smart StreamOn”:
- For 2 USD a week (Smart StreamOn 2), subscribers will be able to enjoy 777 USD for calls, SMS and data plus an extra 3GB dedicated for iflix and other entertainment streaming, Unlimited Social Pack and instant SmartVIP membership. Smart StreamOn 2 can be activated by dialing *700*777# or in SmartNas.
- For 8 USD a month (Smart StreamOn 8), subscribers will be able to enjoy 3333 USD for calls, SMS and data plus an extra 15GB dedicated for iflix and other entertainment streaming, Unlimited Social Pack and instant SmartVIP membership. Smart StreamOn 8 can be activated by dialing *700*3333# or in SmartNas.
“With Smart StreamOn, customers can delight a seamless mobile streaming experience anytime, anywhere, utilizing Smart’s ever-expanding 4G+ network to enjoy a wide spread of entertainment content. This builds on our increasing involvement in digital entertainment partnerships and innovative offerings to provide our data-hungry subscribers with new sources of lifestyle value,” Thomas added.
With five million subscribers across the region and five billion minutes streamed since its launch, the entrance of iflix into Cambodia will further strengthen its position as the clear market leader in video streaming to one billion people in over 18 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. For more information on iflix, visit www.iflix.com.
Smart customers can download iflix from Google Play Store or Apple App Store to begin their three-month unlimited access. They can also visit the nearest Smart Shop to learn more about StreamOn and start watching their favorite shows and much more with Smart’s super-fast 4G+ Internet anytime, anywhere.