By The Nation
Users will be able to access many of Disney’s biggest films, featured in an app and at iflix.com, in their own branded channels.
The movies include Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Thor: The Dark World” and “Iron Man 3”; Disney-Pixar’s “Monsters Inc”, “Monsters University”, “Up” and “Wall-E”; and Disney’s “Frozen”, “Wreck-It Ralph”, “Cars”, “Lilo & Stitch”, “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella”.
Users will be offered an exceptional viewing experience with all new titles available to stream in HD format with upgraded audio on the user’s personalised iflix homepage, the partners said.
Additional titles coming to the service from January next year include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, Marvel blockbuster hits including “Captain America: Civil War” and “Ant-Man”, Disney’s “Zootopia” and “Tangled”, and Disney-Pixar animation favourites like “Finding Dory”, “Finding Nemo”, “Inside Out”, “Good Dinosaur” and “The Incredibles!”
Disney will also make many of its most iconic children’s content available for young viewers and families to enjoy.
The two companies will also extend their existing distribution deal for ABC Studios’ most highly acclaimed and popular shows.
The agreement between iflix and Disney covers content distribution, early-window movie availability and will also include a project with Disney production arm and subsidiary, Maker Studios.
The content will be released as iflix originals, exclusive to iflix.
Sean Carey, iflix group chief content officer, said: “Disney has a story for every age. iflix is committed to providing the best in entertainment from around the world and this SVOD partnership in the region will bring Disney brands and premium titles to our members across the region. At iflix, we have committed to offering the best content available to our subscribers, this new partnership with Disney is key to delivering on that promise.”
“We are pleased to partner with iflix to bring Disney content even closer to fans in Southeast Asia”, said Amit Malhotra, general manager, media networks, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.
For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.