As much as I love the original content on Netflix, regional streaming service iFlix has been getting seriously competitive in recent months. They already had a pretty competitive price point that certainly made adoption easier. But beyond that they've putting a lot of effort into expanding their content library, with both Western and regional content of interest.
So I kinda freaked out when we got the update announcing that now iconic anime series like Voltes V were now available for watching. Beyond that, they even had the "original" Tagalog dubs that dredge up all these memories of my younger years watching some of these shows. It may not seem like a big thing, especially given how Voltes V was mainly a big thing here in the Philippines. But it just goes to show that iFlix is really thinking about their target markets and what shows may matter most.
In addition, iFlix has Voltes V focused booth this weekend at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) near Starbucks High Street on October 1-2 from 11:00am to 10:00pm, where you can get a chance to win Voltes V goodies and iFlix merchandise!
Check out the full press release below:
EVERY EPISODE OF ICONIC ANIME FAVORITES VOLTES V, DAIMOS NOW AVAILABLE ON IFLIX
iflix secures content deal to offer subscribers popular anime classics and cult favourites
MANILA, 26 September 2016 – iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce it has added an extraordinary selection of anime classics to the Company’s extensive library of popular international, regional and local content including many first run exclusives and award winning programs.
In agreement with Telesuccess Production, Inc., iflix members in the Philippines now have unlimited access to cult favorites such as Voltes V, Daimos, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail, and Tenjo Tenge for viewing both online and offline. All the shows are offered in their original Tagalog dubbed format. Voltes V is additionally be available in English (dub).
iflix Philippines Content Head, Karen Zabaljauregui, commented: “iflix is committed to bringing our Filipino members a wide variety of the best entertainment available. Iconic Anime series like Voltes V and Daimos have been huge fan favorites from the moment they first aired. Having them both available on iflix along with a selection of other popular titles is incredibly exciting.”
“In the coming months, Filipinos can expect more of their favorite local, regional and international titles as we work aggressively towards growing our extensive library for our members not only in the Philippines, but throughout Southeast Asia”, she added.
Now available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Brunei, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to key additional emerging markets in the coming months. Offering consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extensive catalogue for offline viewing. The service is priced at only PHP 129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access with no ads!
For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its world-class service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.