Disney may have cut ties with Netflix so that it could start its own SVOD Service, but that hasn’t stopped it from cutting deals with internationally based platforms. The company has signed a deal with iflix, an SVOD serving emerging markets in Asia, that will provide its customers access to Disney, Pixar, Marvel and “Star Wars” films.
Iflix is launching a Channels feature that will house the Disney content. Branded channels include Marvel Studios, which will house feature films like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Thor: The Dark World;” Disney-Pixar Animation Studios, which will feature films including “Monsters Inc.” and “Wall-E;” and Disney, featuring films including “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph.”
In January 2018, iflix will add “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Ant-Man,” “Disney’s The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “Tangled,” “Finding Dory,” “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out,” “Good Dinosaur” and “The Incredibles.”
Additionally, the deal will include television series from cable channels including Disney Jr., Disney XD and Disney Channel, as well as extend its existing distribution deal for ABC Studios’ shows including “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Unfortunately for any Americans hoping to cash in on the deal, iflix is only available in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia and Nigeria.