iFlix, An On-Demand Video Streaming Service, Launches In Ghana
On-demand video streaming services have always been quite convenient to subscribe to. Although most of them had shut out Ghana, there are some services which are looking to reach emerging markets hence consider Ghana a viable space.
iFlix is an on-demand video streaming service targeting emerging markets across the globe. As part of its efforts to cover African, the service has launched in Ghana. For many Ghanaian smartphone-enabled consumers, this is great news for them as the service already has more than 1000 hours of local Ghanaian content, with Kumawood movies as well.
As part of reaching its targeted Ghanaian audience, iFlix launched with award-winning actor and MC Chris Attoh as its brand ambassador. As part of promoting the product, Chris Attoh hosted the Joy FM Cosmopolitan Mix on Friday morning where he shared his experience in film and the motivation for becoming the brand ambassador.
Just like other internet-enabled services, you can find iFlix on any of the major app stores, be it Play Store or App Store. You’ll be able to sign up and pay with several payment options already available and conversant with Ghanaian consumers. You can then download content and watch offline, or stream.
The Ghana launch comes several weeks after the company raised a funding round of $133 million, which will also help them in their partnership strategies in securing local content.
iFlix launched with its international flat rate of $2.5 (GHS10.75) per user per month, and hopes to reach 50,000 users in Ghana by end of year. The service is now available to over one billion consumers across 22 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In its effort to promote local content, the video-streaming service will partner with even more producers and content creators.
With many international companies launching in Ghana recently, it’s quite easy to notice the growth of tech-savvy consumers, and a market which is ready to be exploited. With such a low price point, it will be interesting to see how Ghanaians sign up and consume content from iFlix.
Originally published at gharage.