iflix Partners with Vimond
April 29, 2015
Nik Roseveare @ TV Connect
Vimond Media Solutions, an enabler of digital video services, has formed a partnership with iflix, the Southeast Asian SVoD service. iflix will employ the Norwegian company’s advanced technology, managed service expertise and advice to power and grow its online and mobile OTT video service across the region.
The iflix service, launching initially in Malaysia and the Philippines in Q2 2015, will be rolled out to Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and other key markets across Southeast Asia throughout 2015.
“Vimond has been instrumental since day one of iflix,” said Mark Britt, Group CEO of iflix. “From the first meeting we already knew that Vimond was the right partner. Given the wealth of content and cultures in the Asian market, we needed a strong partner that would seamlessly be able to handle multiple content ingest points and multiple distribution points in several languages and formats. We found everything we were looking for in Vimond and are very excited to be working with a true expert in the field, that relates to its customers at a peer level and not as a traditional vendor”
“iflix is a company that has great ambitions, great minds and very experienced people. We appreciate their organisational culture very much and believe this service will be a huge success,” said Helge Høibraaten, CEO Vimond Media Solutions.
In order to support iflix, Vimond will further establish a regional operations center in Kuala Lumpur. “We see enormous potential in this market and believe iflix will change the landscape very quickly. We are very excited to be a part of this change,” continued Høibraaten.