PLDT HOME and Smart Communications Inc. have entered into an exclusive partnership with Southeast Asia’s leading internet television service, iflix, to bring television and movie content to Filipino users.
The partnership with PLDT, the first among a series of launches for iflix in the region, will provide families and individuals more than 11,000 hours of TV and movie entertainment from content providers around the world—including top Hollywood, European, Asian, and even local studios.
“With the convergence of the services from the number one home broadband provider and the largest mobile network in the country, our customers may conveniently access our most compelling entertainment content whether at home or outside of home,” Ariel P. Fermin, PLDT executive vice president and group head of Consumer Business said on Thursday.
PLDT HOME and Smart subscribers can access iflix from smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and even TV screens for as low as P99 a month starting price.
“We are definitely looking forward to letting our subscribers in on a bigger and better entertainment experience everywhere with the help of iflix,” Fermin said.
According to iflix chairman Patrick Grove, PLDT is a perfect partner for iflix in the Philippines with over 75 million Filipinos communicating and being entertained using PLDT Group services.
iflix has struck turnkey deals with Hollywood’s top studios, including The Walt Disney Co., Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (Fox), BBC Worldwide (BBC), Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (Warner Bros.) and many more to bring TV and movie content to Filipino users.
This means users can have an access to TV hits such as “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who,” “Homeland,” and “The Big Bang Theory,” as well as action-packed superhero flicks that include “Star Trek,” “Batman Begins,” and “Green Lantern,” among thousands of other titles.
PLDT HOME users can enjoy a buffet of iflix content at home. Existing users of PLDT HOME DSL, and PLDT HOME Ultera can access iflix as an add-on option on top of their monthly fees, for only P99 a month.
Fibr Plan customers can access iflix for free as part of their subscription. Further, HOME customers who will upgrade to a TVolution or Telpad plan will have unlimited access to iflix at no additional fee.
Smart subscribers, meanwhile, will have access to unlimited entertainment on the go also for P99 a month, charged to their prepaid loads or on top of their postpaid accounts.
To have access to iflix on Android and iOS devices powered by PLDT HOME and Smart, users need to download the iflix application from the Google Play Store or the Apple App store.
“In PLDT we have found a like-minded partner who is committed to changing the way entertainment content is consumed in the region,” Grove said.
“We look forward to building an extraordinary business in the Philippines together,” he added.