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A Broken Crayon - From Accident To Ironman In 6 Months!

A Broken Crayon – From Accident To Ironman In 6 Months!

iflix just announced A Broken Crayon – an inspirational documentary about Azran Osman-Rani’s gruelling recovery from a major accident to rejoining the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in less than six months!

 

A Broken Crayon – From Accident To Ironman In 6 Months!

On 27 May 2018, Azran Osman-Rani was on a routine training ride in Kuala Lumpur, when he was hit by a car.

Badly injured with multiple broken bones and a haematoma, he was expected to undergo months of physiotherapy before he could think about returning to triathlon competitions.

Yet, he underwent a gruelling intensive recovery process to make a triumphant return to the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships… all in less than six months after his accident!

A Broken Crayon chronicles interviews of the first responders, Azran’s wife Azreen Osman-Rani and the specialists who treated him, as well as commentary from Azran himself.

It will premiere exclusively on iflixFERE and iflixVIP on 11 April 2019, so make sure you check it out!

The permanent scars all over my body from this accident remind me every day of the physical pain and mental anguish I went through from this ordeal and the difficult recovery process,” said Azran.

“But this documentary reminds me that no matter how tough things were, I pulled through, inch by inch, and got back up. And that I did it only with tremendous support from so many amazing people. I hope this helps to inspire others that life isn’t about avoiding risks but living it fully even if it means getting knocked down hard but learning how to get back up every time,” he said.

 

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iflix Seize Ctrl Hackathon Reveals Local Hacking Talents

26 September 2016iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, hosted its inaugural 24-hour hackathon Seize Ctrl in conjunction with its ‘Hacked by Mr Robot’ campaign to celebrate the Season 2 Finale of its hit exclusive Emmy award winning show, Mr. Robot.

 

iflix Hackathon Seize Ctrl

Seize Ctrl was conceived in true Mr. Robot fashion – a hackathon designed to have coders dig deep into the iflix systems and application, and find ways to improve, create, evolve or takeover features and functionalities within the iflix service.

12 teams, consisting primarily of college students and young developers, competed in the grueling 24-hour challenge, with iflix’s engineering teams providing guidance and mentorship. Seize Ctrl allowed iflix to further cultivate innovation within the Malaysian technology ecosystem, providing a forum for talent to build features from ideation to prototypes/actual working proofs of concept, a process that typically takes months to achieve, in just 24-hours. The challenge was immense and results were astounding.

The winning team, known as the The Hackbots led by Ghis Bakour took away the top cash prize of RM5,000 for their development of “Campaigns,” a feature that allows iflix users to initiate campaigns around their content choices and wishes. Producing a working prototype in less than a day, The Hackbots programmed a feature in-app that allows users to crowdsource opinions and votes for movies and TV shows they want to watch on iflix.

This exceptional display of innovation is perfectly in line with iflix’s commitment to understanding what its members want and delivering on that demand. Second and third placed teams also took away cash prizes, while other teams received Mr. Robot merchandise and iflix subscriptions.

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CEO of iflix Malaysia, Azran Osman-Rani said, “There are so many incredibly talented people in Malaysia’s tech community and iflix is honoured to have had the opportunity to create a forum for them to explore their creativity and innovation. Seize Ctrl is a testament to our ongoing commitment to promote excellence in the Malaysian ICT industry through supporting and growing young local talent.”

Seize Ctrl was organised in conjunction with iflix’s ‘Hacked by Mr. Robot’ campaign to celebrate the two part season 2 finale of iflix’s first run exclusive and worldwide smash hit, Mr. Robot. The campaign included the ‘hacking’ and takeover of digital billboards across Klang Valley, the iflix website and mobile app, in addition to the social media accounts of a number of Malaysia’s most high profile celebrities and influencers including Sazzy Falak, Jehan Miskin, Roshan from K-town Clan, Ann Osman and many more. Mr. Robot finale episodes aired exclusively on iflix less than 24-hours after their initial U.S. broadcast, followed by the immediate availability of Seasons 1 and 2 as full box sets on iflix.

 

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Constant Innovation & Selling To Millennials @ SAP Ariba Live 2016

SAP brought Ariba Live to Asia in 2016, holding the inaugural SAP Ariba Live in Singapore. During the 3 day conference, SAP revealed the latest updates to the Ariba Network, namely Guided Buying and Light Enablement. They also revealed the future of SAP Ariba – artificial intelligence.

However, it was not all about SAP Ariba. SAP played host to a few industry leaders and academics who imparted some business wisdom to the attendees. We will take a look at two of them – iflix Malaysia CEO Azran Osman-Rani, and Professor Sean Sands from the Monash Business School.

 

The iflix Strategy Of Constant Innovation by Azran Osman-Rani

iflix Malaysia CEO Azran Osman-Rani is no stranger to us. We have had the pleasure of chatting with him on several occasions. Even catching an episode of Mr. Robot on iflix with him! He has been a dominant figure in pushing iflix from a small, unknown streaming service to a multinational service provider that recently expanded to Brunei and Sri Lanka. Find out how he achieved that with a strategy of constant innovation at iflix.

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How To Sell To Millennials by Professor Sean Sands

Sean Sands is the Managing Director of the ACRS Research Unit and Associate Professor of Marketing at the Monash Business School.

As Managing Director at the Australian Consumer, Retail, and Service (ACRS) Research Unit, Sean works with some of the biggest brands in Australia, and globally. In this role, Sean work with brands to create alignment between service experiences and brand promise to deliver meaningful interactions for customers by conducting user research, evaluating existing customer experience initiatives and designing appropriate service blueprints.

In this video, Professor Sands talks about Millennials, what makes them tick… and how to sell to them. Check it out!

 

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Mr. Robot Season 2 Exclusively On iflix

iflix just announced they acquired exclusive rights in Malaysia to the second season of the critically acclaimed, global phenomenon, Mr. Robot. Fast tracked from the U.S., new episodes will premiere every Thursday on iflix, within 24-hours of the initial U.S. broadcast.

In its first season, the drama series garnered numerous accolades and awards, including the Golden Globe for “Best TV Drama” and a Peabody Award. Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Golden Globe nominee Rami Malek), a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Golden Globe winner Christian Slater). Following the events of fsociety’s 5/9 hack on multi-national conglomerate Evil Corp, the second season explores the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.

Mr. Robot Season 2 joins iflix’s growing library of first run exclusives including the show’s critically lauded first season, every season of award-winning crime drama Fargo, new breakout fantasy series The Magicians, Aquarius and many more.

To celebrate this, iflix Malaysia invited selected media for an exclusive advanced screening of the first episode of Mr. Robot Season 2. iflix Malaysia CEO, Azran Osman-Rani, even took time off his busy schedule to join us for popcorn and the screening.

iflix Group Chief Content Officer, James Bridges commented: “We are thrilled to bring this latest instalment of Mr. Robot, one of the world’s most exciting and compelling series, exclusively to our markets. The multi-award-winning first season was one of Malaysia’s most talked about shows of 2015. It is another example of our passion for seeking out and delivering the best content available to our subscribers across the region.”

Now available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, 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 RM 10 per month in Malaysia for unlimited access with no ads!

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iflix Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary With Maya Karin!

iflix Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary With Maya Karin

Today, iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service celebrates its very first birthday! 365 days ago, a humble team of 25 hard at work at their graffiti-painted Mid Valley office, held their collective breath as iflix went live across Malaysia and the Philippines.

To celebrate this momentous achievement, iflix invited Malaysia’s leading actress Maya Karin to join iflix CEO Azran Osman-Rani in regaling how iflix went from a mere idea to a serious Internet TV service with five partnerships with the top telecommunications providers in Malaysia. Yes, believe it or not, Maya Karin is not just an iflix ambassador, she is also a shareholder!

 

Moments to Remember

April 2015 – the company announced the appointment of its advisory board, comprised of Hollywood’s most influential business and creative leaders, including the Chairman and CEO of MGM, President and CEO of Fox networks and more.

July 2015 – Malaysia’s favourite celebrity sweetheart, Maya Karin joined iflix as an ambassador and shareholder in the business.

November 2015 – iflix went live in Thailand, drawing over 200,000 subscribers in its initial 12-week trial phase.

March 2016 – iflix welcomed industry heavyweights Sky Plc and Emtek Group to its impressive investor roster, joining Catcha Group, Evolution Media Capital, Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), following the successful completion the company’s huge second round of funding.

Today, iflix enjoys a record five partnerships with leading telecommunications providers in Malaysia, including Telkom Malaysia, Digi, Celcom, Maxis and UMobile, as well as PLDT Smart in the Philippines and TrueMove in Thailand. The company also recently announced collaborations with Telkom and Indosat Ooreedoo ahead of its Indonesian launch.

As iflix continues its rapid expansion, it additionally announced a succession of key appointments of proven regional business and industry leaders to further accelerate the company’s exceptional growth. Group Co-founder and CEO Mark Britt commented: “It has been an extraordinary year since we launched iflix in Malaysia and the Philippines last May. I am hugely proud of everything the team has achieved as well as the overwhelming response and demand we have received from consumers.”

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Go Bing Or Go Home Contest

To celebrate their first year anniversary, iflix will give away over RM 100,000 worth of swag to those who can really binge-watch iflix from now until June 1, 2016!

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Viewership Trends

  • iflix’s Malaysian members watch an average 115.11 minutes each day!
  • iflix members prefer enjoying iflix on their mobile phones
  • Millennials and Gen-y’s comprise 68% of members
  • Malaysians’ favourite genre is DRAMA!
  • iflix members prefer late night viewing with peak watching hours from 9pm.

 

New Content

With over 90 studio and distributor partnerships globally, the company continues to strengthen its relationships with the world’s leading providers of high-quality entertainment content bringing more first run-exclusives, award winning TV shows and movies, and exceptionally popular Asian and local programs to iflix members across the region. Here are just a few of the extraordinary new shows and new seasons coming to iflix over the coming weeks and months:

  1. Flash (Season 2)
  2. Arrow (Season 4)
  3. Mr Robot (Season 2 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
  4. Hunters (Season 1 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
  5. Bosch (Season 1 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
  6. The Magicians (Season 1 – EXCLUSIVE to iflix)
  7. Downton Abbey (Seasons 1-5)
  8. The 100 (Seasons 1-2)
  9. Pretty Little Liars (Seasons 1-6)
  10. The Originals (Seasons 1-3)
  11. The Last Ship (Seasons 1-2)
  12. House (ALL Seasons)
  13. Keeping Up with The Kardashians (Seasons 1-4)
  14. 30 Rock (ALL Seasons)
  15. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  16. Gotham (Season 2)
  17. Avatar
  18. Titanic
  19. X: Men – First Class
  20. Night at the Museum
  21. The Office (ALL Seasons)

Iflix Malaysia CEO, Azran Osman-Rani added: “We are so thankful for the overwhelming support we have received from our studio, marketing and telco partners and most especially our amazing members this past year! We can’t wait to share our exciting new content line up, including many exclusive titles which we are making available to consumers for the first time in Malaysia. Bring on Year 2!”

Now available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets in the coming months. Each subscription provides users unlimited access to 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 library for offline viewing. The service is priced at only RM8 per month in Malaysia 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, with no credit card or payment details required.

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