Prominent icons Iza Calzado, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Ruffa Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez, JM Rodriguez and Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon are now all shareholders and partners of iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading internet service, which has a wide range of top TV shows and movies around the world. At the recent reveal at Salon de Ning, we were able to delve into their minds and find out what they love to watch on iflix!
(L-R) JM Rodriguez, Raymond Gutierrez, Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon, Ruffa Gutierrez, Iza Calzado, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Patrick Grove (Catcha Group CEO)
“I love TV shows – ever since I was small. I just finished Modern Family,” Karylle shares. She says she also gets laughs from Running Man. “I love how Asians are kengkoy,” she quips. If you are a fan of Karylle, you will be happy to hear that her old fantasy drama Encantadia with Iza is available on iflix, as well! On the news that there might be a remake of their old show, Karylle shares, “We’re supposed to have a reunion this year, it’s our 10th year anniversary. A remake would be exciting.”
Karylle also shares that she is very proud to be a part of the iflix family. She says, “They are doing an incredible job changing the way people are entertained throughout the Philippines, Asia, and soon – the world.”
Iza Calzado, on the other hand, likes F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Woody Allen films and is about to watch Scandal. She says she loves iflix because she doesn’t have to make an effort to download TV shows and movies. Iza also shares that she can finally go and watch Encantadia again because she never got a complete set before. “Everything is now on our mobile devices. People don’t have the patience, energy or time to wait for their favorite shows to come on at a certain time anymore. We all wanna do our own thing. I think it’s liberating.”
On how iflix can help the entertainment industry, Iza says, “I think it can help with creating more content and giving people more jobs. They don’t have that pressure to rate which gives creative freedom.”
For Raymond Gutierrez, the last movie he was obsessed with was Mad Max, but he also loves watching Scandal and Dexter. “Even my brother’s old shows are there like Mulawin,” he adds.
Richard says he thinks iflix is going to revolutionize the entertainment industry. “This is a first here in Southeast Asia, so it’s really a game-changer.” It is also available for all types of smartphones. “We just added a new feature where you don’t need internet to watch iflix. You can download the shows, so that’s actually a first all over the world.”
Mark Britt, iflix Group Co-founder and CEO, says: “It is a tremendous honor to have exceptional celebrities of such caliber join us as shareholders. Now, along with our advisory board of Hollywood’s most elite executives, we have unquestionably one of the most formidable profiles and strongest networks in the entertainment industry both in the Philippines and internationally.”
Available in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets in coming months. With over 750,000 subscribers five months since its launch, iflix offers consumers the largest library of top Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies available in the region. Each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices and is affordably priced at only PHP 129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access.
(L-R) Sherline Parohinog, Vanessa Balao, Andrea Reyes, Veronica Feleo, Jenell San Antonio, Far Burgos, Monika Cagalingan, Zaya Pono, Sherwin dela Cruz, Roxci de Leon, Monique Suzara, Joseph Mendoza
For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its service, features, and content; no credit card or payment details required. Go to www.iflix.com to register.