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Showmax FREE for DStv Premium Subscribers

Posted by radio On September - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DStv Premium customers have something to celebrate – they will now get Showmax, worth R99 per month, at no charge. In addition to getting access to Showmax’s catalogue of more than 25 000 TV show episodes and movies via the DStv Explora decoder, DStv Premium customers will also be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, as well as their PC, laptop, mobile device, media player or smart TV.

 

“More and more customers are telling us they love to binge-watch boxsets on DStv Catch Up and Showmax. It’s the way the world is moving and that’s why we’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy this exceptional experience,” said Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

 

DStv Premium customers already have the freshest local and international content first on DStv and can now get boxsets of previous seasons from Showmax. This is a great way to discover and watch a series from the very beginning – watching previous seasons on Showmax and then catching the latest season fresh on DStv.

 

Showmax is also home to new shows that can’t be seen anywhere else. Some of the series exclusive to Showmax include: The Young Pope, starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton; Taboo, starring Tom Hardy; Younger, about which Glamour Magazine said “nothing on TV has ever captured the Sex and the City vibe like Younger has”; Kingdom, MMA action drama starring Nick Jonas; and Class, Dr Who spinoff based at the Coal Hill School in London familiar to all Whovians.

 

Recent additions only on Showmax include Harlots, described by Variety as “Think Downton Abbey meets Game of Thrones” and TUT, starring Ben Kingsley. In October, the third season of Mr Robot will be added weekly, fresh from the US, and all seven season of Game of Thrones will also be available.

 

The Showmax subscription gives customers access to two concurrent streams on different devices, so parents can watch their shows on the big screen while the kids watch cartoons on their tablet. Showmax also gives customers the option to download up to 25 TV shows and movies to their smartphone or tablet for viewing later. It’s perfect for long road trips and flights.

 

To make accessing Showmax hassle-free, a link has been added to the DStv Now app. Premium customers can use up to four mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access the DStv Now app.

 

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Riveting African Stories – AfriDocs on BET

Posted by radio On August - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

AfriDocs on BET continues to present some of Africa’s most riveting and relevant stories every Sunday at 10pm.

 

September sees an array of stories including the new film, Unseen Enemy that looks at how recent epidemics have brought out both the best and the worst in human behavior. This powerful film looks at how the inter-connectedness of people can lead to a host of unpredictable outcomes.

 

The film was written and directed by Janet Tobias, who embedded with some of the world’s top pathogen hunters and medical professionals for more than three years, tracking outbreaks of Zika, Ebola and influenza worldwide.

The Ethiopian film Omo Child looks at the challenge of one man, Lale Labuko, who takes on his own community and their ancient tradition that sees certain children killed based on superstition and fear. The film has won numerous awards from festivals around the world.

 

Rwanda’s Finding Hillywood looks at the power of cinema to heal, create dialogue and encourage cultural discussion, whilst South African film Noma takes a harsh look at what it really means to have no home.

 

In addition to screening on BET Africa, DStv channel 129 every SUNDAY at 10pm (CAT), AfriDocs Anytime is now available via www.afridocs.net, where you can stream over 40 documentary films anytime, including the catch-up feature that incudes all the latest films from BET available for a limited time only.

 

Make sure not to miss these films that will be available to view for the next month only:

 

Town of Runners:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz99MdEfYO0&t=2s

http://www.afridocs.net/watch-now/town-of-runners/

 

Chameleon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRAqMtrjV8&t=25s

http://afridocs.net/watch-now/chameleon/

 

In Shadow of the Sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXt_wr36SAI&t=25s

http://afridocs.net/watch-now/in-the-shadow-of-the-sun/

 

For more information: www.afridocs.netwww.facebook.com/AfriDocs, @afri_docs

 

3 September

Omo Child | John Rowe | Ethiopia | 2015 | 90 min 

In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as ‘mingi’. Teeth growing in a certain order can bring a child a death sentence. One young tribesman strives for change through education and adopting the cursed children. But challenging tribal superstition isn’t easy and as he battles to save lives, things are not all that they seem.

* Social Impact Media Award – Jury Ethos Award, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmIeT7COYw4

 

10 September

Unseen Enemy | Janet Tobias | Global | 2017 | 90 min

Examining the recent epidemics of Ebola, Influenza and Zika, Unseen Enemy makes it clear that epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behaviour, and that their effect goes far beyond the terrible tolls of sickness and death. We are all connected to any person, animal and insect that may have an infectious disease incubating in them. And that connection is either incredibly dangerous or a powerful force for good. It is our choice which of those becomes true.

CPH:DOX 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzQ5FUSHdgA

 

17 September

 Finding Hillywood | Chris Towey & Leah Warshawski | Rwanda | 2013 | 60 min 

Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realisation that we all must one day face our past. In Hillywood (Rwanda’s film industry named for the country’s rolling hills) there is a blossoming film community. As Rwanda is still healing from the wounds of a cultural genocide almost 20 years ago, cinema has become a way for artists to express themselves and create cultural discussion.

* Audience Award, Best Documentary – Napa Valley Film Festival 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvo90DhfPzw

 

24 September

Noma | Pablo Pineda Bóveda | South Africa | 2016 | 56 min

Noma is a young black woman who represents a huge portion of the post-apartheid South African youth: surviving with a precarious job, living in a township in Cape Town, renting a shack that she shares with four other people: her two sons, her cousin and her younger brother. One of her sons is a semi-paraplegic and blind disabled baby. What she wants is to improve her life and her family’s life and aims to build a house in a new slum facing violent evictions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azwzSwIbjqc

 

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Showmax is now on Xbox One

Posted by radio On August - 29 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Internet TV service Showmax has added a new way to watch TV shows and movies on demand with no contract and no ads. As of today, the Showmax app for the Xbox One console is available on the Xbox Store.

 

Since Showmax was launched two years ago, new functionality such as downloads, profiles, parental controls, support for AirPlay and Chromecast, and bandwidth capping has been rolled out on a regular basis.

 

More recently, Showmax was added to the DStv Explora and Android TV platforms. Multiple integrations for voucher payment, mobile payment, and add-to-bill have also been completed with banks and telcos. The addition of the Xbox One app is the latest step in the continued development of Showmax.

 

To get the Showmax app on the Xbox One:

If you’ve not done so already, sign up for Showmax via www.showmax.com. There’s a no-risk 14-day free trial. Showmax is not a contract – it’s simply paid on a month to month basis and can be cancelled any time.

You’ll need the email address and password you use to sign up for Showmax to sign in on the Xbox One.

Go to the Store tab on the Xbox One.

Go to the Search tab on the right-hand side of the screen and search for Showmax.

Install the app.

Sign in to the app using the same email and password you used to sign up for Showmax.

To pin the Showmax app to your home screen, highlight the app tile, press the menu button and then select “pin to home”.

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DStv Now breaks records with The Money Fight

Posted by radio On August - 28 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DStv Now has broken all previous records with the live stream of The Money Fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor. The daily live stream audience peaked at 40% above any previous high on the DStv Now platform, including those driven by events in traditional “prime time”.

 

Live sport has been one of the main drivers of growth for DStv Now. With its unrivalled and exclusive sports offering of up to 12 live streaming SuperSport channels, DStv Now has grown monthly usage more than 50% in just three months and has doubled in the last six months. To put the growth of live streaming on DStv Now in context, the Money Fight audience was 30 times larger than that for the Mayweather vs Pacquiao live stream just two years ago.

 

And it wasn’t just the main event which drove up audience numbers. Almost as many fans visited the live stream for the build-up and undercard as the main event, while many others used Catch Up in the DStv Now app to view the fight at a more civilized hour or watched the “All Access” documentary. The Fight coverage started at 03:00 CAT, with the main event starting just before 06:00 CAT. Users tuned in on their decoders, or the DStv Now website and APP (iOS and Android).

 

Worldwide, the fight between the boxing superstar and the MMA phenomenon was mostly available on a “pay per view” basis. However, SuperSport made sure DStv Premium customers across Sub-Saharan Africa could view The Fight live, at no extra cost.

 

And it’s not just once-off boxing spectaculars that are big on DStv Now. In the past two weekends, DStv Now users have had exclusive live streaming access to The Rugby Championship. The first of two games between South Africa and Argentina resulted in the second highest live streaming numbers seen to date on DStv’s online platforms. These exclusive live streaming events create unprecedented excitement and value for DStv Premium customers.

 

There have been many other drivers for the stellar growth in DStv Now usage. Nineteen additional live streaming channels have been added since April 2017, bringing the Premium offer to more than 70 channels, as well as making the service available to Compact and Compact Plus subscribers in recent months.

 

“Exclusive live sport is a key drawcard for our customers,” says Graeme Cumming, head of DStv Digital Media. “We were proud to be able to stream The Money Fight live to our Premium customers at no extra cost”.

 

DStv Now can be accessed via the app for tablets and smartphones, or online at now.dstv.com

 

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FULL LIST OF THE DSTV MZANSI VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

SONG OF THE YEAR: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte

 

TV PRESENTER: Thembisa Mdoda

 

COMEDIAN: Summary

 

RISING STAR: Sjava

 

RADIO PERSONALITY: B2Cada

 

ACTOR: Themba Ndaba

 

ACTRESS: Vatiswa Ndara

 

MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Kwesta

 

DJ: Black Coffee

 

SPORTS PERSONALITY: Caster Semenya

 

ULTIMATE VIEWERS’ CHOICE: Thembisa Mdoda

 

 

Viewers who voted also got a slice of the cake when one was rewarded with a brand-new Kia Picanto worth R150 000 after being randomly selected via an audited process. Another lucky voter found themselves with a R100 000 Vodacom World Shopping Experience after predicting the Song of the Year.

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The 2017 DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards will celebrate who’s who when it comes to South Africa’s favourite faces.

 

With over 50 stars to choose from, viewers were asked to cast their votes during the weeks leading up to the awards show on Saturday 26 August. From Song of the Year to Favourite TV Presenter and the much anticipated Rising Star award, we’ll soon see who takes top honours.

 

Expect a night of glitz and glam when Mzansi’s stars step out in style for a night to remember. Make sure to tune in to the DStv MVCAs red carpet special on Saturday 26 August from 19:30 to spot your favouruite celebrity as they make their way to the event of the year.

 

Hosted by the queen of media, Bonang Matheba, you won’t want to be left out during the live broadcast of the 2017 DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on Saturday 26 August at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (161).

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OPW is looking for a new presenter

Posted by radio On August - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

After seven successful seasons of the popular reality show, Our Perfect Wedding is switching gears with a presenter search open to the public.

 

With three seasons under her belt ushering couples to the altar, Thembisa Mdoda is bidding farewell to the show.

 

“Thembisa Mdoda’s contract has come to an end. We thank her for her commitment and contribution to the success of OPW,” says Nondumiso Mabece, Head of Publicity at M-Net Local Entertainment Channels.

 

“We are looking forward to the exciting journey the show will be taking, opening up the platform for a hidden gem, a new face with untapped talent. This is an opportunity not to be missed,” concludes, Mabece

 

The reality wedding show, which documents the real-life journeys of ordinary South Africans as they create their perfect wedding day, continues to own Sunday night viewing by creating weddings that keep South Africans talking.

 

The magic and the celebration of love carries on as Nomsa Buthelezi returns as the host while OPW is looking for a new face. “The new presenter will need to have a warm personality to match and the ability to connect with the viewers,” explains Mabece.

 

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the auditions:

 

Contestants must be 25 years old and upwards, should be South African citizens with a valid South African ID. The potential presenter will be auditioned by the producers and shortlisted for a second round of auditions. A panel of judges will select the contestants that will battle it out for the public vote in the final phase.

 

If you have what it takes to host Our Perfect Wedding, make your way to the following venues :

 

East London: Premier Hotel Regent,  2 September 2017

Durban: Protea Hotel – Marriott Edward, 9 September 2017

Johannesburg: The Pyramid, 16 September 2017

Doors open at 08:00 in the morning and close at 18:00. Dial 010 594 5127 should you have further queries.

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Showmax and VAST Networks offer free Wi-Fi deal

Posted by radio On August - 21 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Showmax and VAST Networks agreement to give Showmax customers unlimited Wi-Fi access to stream and download shows and movies at 83 VAST Wi-Fi hotspots across South Africa, for a three-month period.

 

Internet TV service, Showmax, and Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider, VAST Networks (VAST), have partnered to zero-rate Wi-Fi data for streaming and downloading TV shows and movies on Showmax.

 

 

 

 

Showmax and VAST are currently running a three-month trial at 83 VAST Wi-Fi hotspots across South Africa, which are mainly located at shopping malls and hospitals.

 

Chris Savides, head of Showmax Africa, said:

“Thanks to the downloads feature on Showmax, this zero-rated data means much more than just having something to watch while you’re at the mall. Once you log onto one of the VAST Wi-Fi sites, download up to 25 TV shows or movies and the data won’t cost you a cent. Get your groceries at the shops and come home with the week’s entertainment sorted.”

 

Showmax apps for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets support the downloads feature. Up to 25 TV shows or movies can be downloaded at once and will remain on the device for 30 days. Once started, viewers have 48 hours to finish viewing a particular piece of content.

 

 

Users have the option of four different file sizes, which is useful when memory storage space is limited. At the lowest quality setting, one 20-minute episode of The Big Bang Theory will take up around 80 MB of space.

Grant Marias, CEO at VAST Networks, said:

“Online video consumption, specifically on mobile devices, is growing rapidly in South Africa.  With entertainment being one of the most sought-after content types, we are very excited to play a role in addressing this need and providing consumers with wider access to relevant content.

“Our efforts continue to be aimed at our ambition of democratising internet access and we look forward to supporting Showmax and delivering greater value to the South African market.”

A full list of sites is available here: https://www.showmax.com/eng/vast.

 

 

The internet TV phenomenon is taking off globally with more than 100 million people now streaming TV shows and movies. Increasingly, South Africans are demanding choice and becoming more discerning about the content they consume. The ability to choose from an extensive and diverse catalogue of content, start and stop at will, and do this without interruption from adverts is hugely attractive.

 

 

Showmax launched in 2015 and costs R99 per month. There’s no contract – the service can be cancelled at any time with zero penalty.

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After receiving over 200 entries from across the continent, Discovery Channel is proud to announce the Top 10 finalists for the Discovery Channel ‘Don’t Stop Wondering’ Award.

 

Throughout August each film will be broadcast on Discovery Channel and it will be up to viewers to decide which film should be chosen as the overall winner.

 

You can vote on the Discovery website www.discoverychannelafrica.com and closes at 10am on Monday, 28 August. The winning filmmaker will be flown to Johannesburg to receive their prize at the Jozi Film Festival awards ceremony on 24 September 2017.

 

Each filmmaker stands the chance of winning a cash prize of $5 000 from Discovery Channel to go towards their next filming project.

 

“While this was Discovery’s first category in the Jozi Film Festival, we were thrilled with the quality and diversity of entries that we received,” says Dilek Doyran, VP of Commercial Development and Country Manager of Africa and the Mediterranean.

 

“Our hope was to find films which captured the ethos of curiosity and celebrated the uniqueness that the African continent has to offer, and with films from Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa and Uganda, we are confident the shortlist represents this. We look forward to broadcasting the Top 10 films on Discovery Channel, and showcasing the many different ways of celebrating Africanism.”

 

Here are the Top 10 Films you can see this month:

 

DISCOVERY, by Manqoba Shongwe from Swaziland, catch it on Tuesday 15 August at 20:00

 

We explore every day but neglect to learn. In this film, Manqoba took the time to pay attention to some of the things he saw in his everyday explorations and shares what he gathered. Manqoba said, “It’s a great honour to be selected as a finalist in the Discovery Channel ‘Don’t Stop Wondering’ category of the Jozi Film Festival. Not only is it validating for my work to be recognised in this manner, but it is also really cool for my voice to be heard on such a platform.”

 

Puppetsula, by Michael Rodrigues and Shaun James from South Africa, see it on Thursday 17 August at 20:00

 

Puppetsula follows Jabu, a puppeteer who travels to instill joy in all those that witness his fiery performances of traditional dances. Michael and Shaun said, “Coming from hardship and still having a passion to give joy to others is truly remarkable. We applaud Jabulani Simango and can’t wait to share his amazing talent with our country. Thank you to Discovery for providing a platform for his story to be seen.”

 

Sithaidi: The Traditional Xhosa Bead Artist, by Caley Kolk from South Africa, see it on Wednesday 16 August at 20:00

 

This film follows Sithaidi’s journey to work every day: a scenic 6-hour trek in rural Transkei. The story showcases how creativity overcomes human adversity, old age and a lifelong polio condition, and how creativity ultimately inspires us to live. Caley said, “As a first time filmmaker, I am simply delighted our film has progressed to the Top 10. I am thrilled that Thaidi’s story is finally being seen by the world – she is a woman of great strength and her simple philosophy, cocky nature and tenacity is a continual source of inspiration to me. In her own words, she is number 1. I hope to report back to her that her film is number 1 too!”

 

The Ascension by Dieter Du Plessis from South Africa, airing on Wednesday 23 August at 20:00

 

This short documentary follows the journal of a trail runner, with a voice-over that relates life to mountain climbing. Dieter said, “It feels like a door being opened after years of knocking!”

 

The Tragedy of Africa, by Dusty Van Niekerk from South Africa, airing on Friday 25 August at 20:00

 

The Tragedy of Africa looks at Africa’s beauty inside and out, following the sad reality behind the harsh rhino poaching crisis which South Africa faces. Dusty said, “I am so grateful and excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity to share my film with everyone”.

 

Mr Ability, by Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce from Uganda, airing on Monday 21 August at 20:00

 

This is a story of Simon Peter Lubega, a physically impaired, creative artist who wakes up early every morning and works against all odds on his art pieces to raise money to support himself and his family. Okuyo said, “I am highly honoured to be set apart for this prestigious moment, amongst creative minds, by a world class channel. My first work as a director to be selected and aired on Discovery channel is indescribable.”

 

Egg Slap, by Pressilla Nanyange from Uganda, airing on Tuesday 22 August at 20:00

 

Egg Slap explores a childhood game, football, but with a twist. Pressilla said, “I am beyond excited to be selected among the top ten; I’m feeling blessed.”

 

Sjangalala: The New Era, by Siphiwe Phiri from South Africa, see it on Friday 18 August at 20:00

 

This is a documentary about a pastor who is breaking the stereotype surrounding the art of spinning cars. Siphiwe said, “I have been in the TV industry for over 8 years now and this is by far the biggest acknowledgement I have ever received for my work. Thank You to Discovery Channel Africa, Jozi Film Festival and ALL its sponsors for creating such a platform for young creatives like us! Siyabonga!”

 

Non-People, by Wesley Rhode from South Africa, airing Thursday 24 August at 20:00

 

This documentary celebrates the trials and tribulations of South Africa’s informal recyclers – people that are over looked and ignored. Wesley said, “Myself and my team who put this film together are extremely excited and feel blessed to be chosen as part of the Top 10 films, we are happy that our hard work has paid off and that our vision and our story has been recognised.”

 

Another Sunny Day, by Tim Huebschle from Namibia, see it on Monday 14 August at 20:00

 

This film tells the story of how life must be for someone whose skin has no protection from the sun, living in a country that averages over 80% sunshine during any given year. Welcome to Paulus’s life in Namibia. Tim said, “To have Another Sunny Day selected as one of the Top 10 finalists is one of those magical moments that rarely happen. I’m humbled by the opportunity and look forward to viewing the other nine magical works from across our continent.”

 

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to vote for the film you feel epitomizes our African story! Join the conversation on Twitter @discoverysa and by liking us on our Facebook page Discovery Channel South Africa, using #dontstopwondering and #jff2017.

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Iflix secures additional funding

Posted by radio On August - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, recently announced it has completed a $133 million funding round as it continues to deliver on its vision of bringing the world’s best entertainment to its audiences.

 

The funding round, which attracted significant interest from both new investors and existing shareholders, was led by Hearst, one of America’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, and also included additional new investors Singapore-based EDBI and clients of DBS private bank. Existing shareholders Evolution Media, Sky PLC, Catcha Group, Liberty Global, Jungle Ventures and PLDT Inc. also increased their investments.

 

Since going live in May 2015, iflix rapidly established a clear leadership position in emerging markets, setting a new standard for delivering a world-class streaming entertainment service, passionately focused on local customer experiences. Over the last 12 months, the service has seen extraordinary growth across all segments of the business, expanding from four markets to 19 across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The company has additionally built deep integrated distribution partnerships with 27 leading telecommunications operators to bundle the iflix service with customers’ mobile and data subscriptions, all sponsored by the telecommunications provider.

 

During the period, iflix also achieved tremendous growth across subscriber numbers and engagement by 3x and 2x respectively, and recorded some of the highest average active mobile viewing durations of any service in the world at 2.5-2.75 hours per session. The company saw 230 percent growth in year on year revenue, and increased its commitment to localization, producing 26,000 hours of subtitles in nine languages, with locally-curated content in every market. iflix’s full content library showcases thousands of award-winning and iconic first run programs and library content from over 230 studio partners from 30 countries.

 

The new round brings total funding raised by iflix this calendar year to an excess of $220 million. Proceeds from the round will be used to invest in its local content strategy. iflix recently unveiled its first exclusive original production, Oi Jaga Mulut, an audacious, uncensored, no holds barred stand-up comedy series, which since debuting in Malaysia last week, has skyrocketed to the leading show on the service. Partnering with TVOne, iflix also launched live premiere football streaming, available for the first time in Indonesia, which immediately became one of the highest performing shows there with more than 34,000 unique viewers tuning in the first week of airing.

 

Last week, iflix Philippines announced its collaboration with the Philippines’ Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, to commission an original drama series. iflix Co-founder and Group CEO Mark Britt said: “We are thrilled to welcome Hearst

 

President and CEO Steven Swartz and Hearst Entertainment & Syndication President Neeraj Khemlani to the iflix family. As iflix continues to grow and pioneer new ways for consumers to enjoy entertainment on their terms, we were looking for a partner who could bring additional expertise and knowledge to our business. Hearst is a leading investor and has many of the world’s most innovative and iconic video brands, including ESPN, A+E Networks, Vice, AwesomenessTV, Complex and more.

 

This collaboration significantly deepens our bench of experts with our longstanding partners Evolution Media, Sky and Liberty Global to help drive iflix’s continuing growth.”

 

“From the beginning, our vision for iflix has been to build a word-class service for the local customer, transforming the way everyday consumers enjoy entertainment in emerging markets. These new funds will allow us to further execute on our local content strategy and expand our technology and development teams so we can continue to rapidly evolve the iflix service to meet the unique challenges of emerging markets,” continued Britt.

 

President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication Neeraj Khemlani said: “iflix is riding the wave of exponential growth of the middle class in emerging markets that want more access to premium regional, local and Western content. We look forward to working with our new partners Sky, Liberty Global, Evolution Media and Catcha Group, as well as emerging market telcos, to support iflix’s innovative founders and management team in their rapid expansion plans.”

 

Founding shareholders Evolution Media and Catcha Group have participated in all preceding capital raisings and further increased their support this round. Evolution Media Founder and Co-Managing Partner Rick Hess said: “As a founding partner of iflix, Evolution Media, along with Catcha Group and Mark, were inspired by the opportunity to reach the ‘next’ 1bn consumers. The phenomenal growth of iflix has  challenged many of the preconceptions we have in Hollywood about how entertainment is consumed in emerging markets around the world. It’s fascinating to see iflix learn, scale and forge this new path.”

 

Catcha Group Co-founder and Group CEO Patrick Grove commented: “Today marks the next step in our journey in creating a category defining company that revolutionizes the way people in emerging markets consume and enjoy content. Since launching in May 2015, iflix has consistently delivered an exceptionally high-value service with strong, unparalleled focus on customer experience.” iflix was advised by Moelis & Company LLC, Delta Partners and Herbert Smith Freehills on the transaction.

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