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Channel NewsAsia now part of streaming service iflix’s news offering

Subscription based video on demand site iflix has announced a partnership with Channel NewsAsia.

The linear broadcast from the Singapore-based channel will now be part of iflix’s 24-hour news hub.

The announcement:

Iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, today announced its partnership with Channel NewsAsia, Southeast Asia’s premier English-language Asian news channel.

Channel NewsAsia’s linear broadcast will be a key addition to iflix News, iflix’s 24-hour news hub which aggregates live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news authorities.

Understanding the need for reliable and relevant updates in an online environment saturated with fake, headline-grabbing click-bait, iflix has dedicated itself to the amalgamated distribution of trusted, editorially-sound factual content from renowned sources that encompass current affairs, financial and business reporting, world and local news.

From today, all iflix users across Asia can access Channel NewsAsia channel for timely news on the latest global developments, business, current affairs, sports, lifestyle, and, entertainment , available both on iflixVIP and iflixFREE.

Craig Galvin, iflix Global Head of Content, said: “In a world that is both increasingly local and global, understanding and awareness of current events and news has never been more relevant. With iflix News, we set out to bring timely, comprehensive coverage to users on their terms. We are excited to welcome Channel NewsAsia, one of Asia’s leading and most trusted television news channels onboard to deliver current affairs, lifestyle magazine and in-depth analysis shows from an Asian perspective.”

Woon Chuk Chan, Lead, Channel Distribution, said: “The partnership with iflix is part of our ongoing strategy to remain relevant to a digitally-focused audience, giving users greater freedom and flexibility over their viewing experience. The ever-changing media landscape has provided opportunities for us to deliver authentic features from Asia and around the world, bringing viewers high quality content on-the-go.”

Source: Iflix press release

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