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iflix to boost film industry

Author: Elorm Kojo Ntumy
  iflix country manager, Abner Briandt, speaking at the launch
iflix country manager, Abner Briandt, speaking at the launch

Local content producers have been thrown a lifeline with the launch of iflix in Ghana.

iFlix is an on-demand video streaming service targeting emerging markets across the globe. Just like other internet-enabled services, iflix is available at the Play Store or App Store.

At the launch last Thursday, Mr. Abner Briandt, Country Manager for iflix, said iflix will soon be commissioning and paying local producers in the country to produce movies and series for streaming on the channel.

“Unlike the competition, iflix cares a lot about the local movie industry and we are on board to offer a boost by paying content producers as well as exposing their work to the international market.

“ We have already acquired a lot of local content from producers for which we have paid cash and so we are doing our bid to contribute to the development of the industry in the country,” he said.

Among the hundreds of top shows available on iflix are Suits, Vikings, Top Gear, hugely popular series Mad Men, Bates Motel, Mr Robot, Fargo, Being Mary Jane, Teen Wolf, Medici Masters of Florence, Luther and many more.

iflix additionally offers an incredible catalogue of kid’s content, including Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Yo Gabba Gabba and much more.

“iflix subscribers can look forward to an extensive library of fan favourite Ghanaian dramas and variety shows, such as African Tales-Bleeding Heart, Wo Taa Ta Me, Bitter Chocolate, Rainstorm, Almighty, Beyond the Cottage, Silent Moment and Jupiter Rising.

According to iflix Ghana, “One month of unlimited access to iflix TV shows and movies is priced at GHc10.75 and annual subscriptions will receive discount of more than 33 percent off the monthly rate, priced at GHc86 per year.”

Actor Chris Attoh was also unveiled as the brand ambassador of iflix Ghana at the event.