iflix, the streaming service for emerging markets, has shared its latest milestone – 10 billion minutes streamed across its platform in 2017.
The achievement, equivalent to more than 19,000 years of content streamed, marks a strong uptake in user engagement, with cumulative viewing minutes up well over 400 per cent from three billion total minutes streamed at the end of 2016. iflix also maintains one of the highest active mobile viewing durations of any service globally, with an average of 2.5-2.75 hours per session.
The company’s localised content strategy focusing on first-run local movies direct from cinema and a bold slate of original programming has shown the largest gains in viewership, with its local and regional offerings and hyper local Originals accounting for a substantial portion of its viewership numbers.
The iflix app also recently surpassed 12 million downloads from Google Play and Apple iOS stores.
iflix Group Co-Founder and CEO, Mark Britt said: “2017 has been an incredible year for iflix. Surpassing 10 billion minutes streamed in just the last 12 months, is a great way to end a year that saw us launching in MENA and Africa with over a dozen new markets, our first Original titles, and so much more. Every one of these milestones is a testament to the hard work, commitment, energy and passion of our ever-growing team of 700 across the world. We also owe a huge thank you to our customers, for sharing their time, feedback and patience, allowing us to continually learn, and improve and get better every day at delivering a service created just for them.”