Thursday, November 05, 2015

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to tens of thousands of hours of entertainment, is pleased to announce it has acquired exclusive rights in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand to the second installment of the critically acclaimed limited series Fargo. All new episodes will premiere exclusively on iflix shortly after their initial U.S. broadcast. The multiple-award-winning limited series, inspired by the classic Academy Award winning feature film of the same name, is available for viewing, for the first time in these territories, exclusively on iflix.

Critics are already raving about the early episodes of the second installment, which have been made available for review. Vulture has dubbed the new chapter “one of the best TV dramas this year.” Variety calls Fargo’s newest installment “equal to its splendid predecessor,” which garnered an astounding 18 Emmy® nominations and five Golden Globe® nominations including wins for Outstanding and Best Miniseries respectively, as well as winning the prestigious Peabody Award.

iflix Group CEO Mark Britt commented: “Fargo is unquestionably one of the best TV dramas to come along in years. We are thrilled to be the series’ exclusive home in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, with every episode of the first installment, and each episode of the second installment express from the U.S., available exclusively to our subscribers.”

“MGM is a significant partner of ours. We look forward to continuing to strengthen that relationship and working with them to offer more premium titles for all interests and ages to consumers across Southeast Asia,” Britt continued.

“The first installment of Fargo garnered universal critical acclaim with world class talent both in front of and behind the camera, and we believe the second installment proves to be the same,” said Chris Ottinger, President, International Television Distribution and Acquisitions, MGM. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with iflix and introduce an-all new Fargo to audiences across Southeast Asia.”

The second installment of Fargo, which premiered in the U.S. on FX October 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm ET/PT, follows a young State Trooper (Patrick Wilson) and his Sheriff father-in-law (Ted Danson) as they investigate a grisly case involving a local crime family and a major mob syndicate, and a small town beautician (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband (Jesse Plemons) who inadvertently get caught in the middle. Emmy® Award-winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley, Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron all return for the new installment. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio.

iflix subscribers can now stream all ten episodes of the multi-award winning first installment and each highly anticipated episode of the second installment, fast tracked from the U.S. exclusively on iflix.

Having recently launched in Malaysia and the Philippines, iflix will roll out its world class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets, including Thailand and Indonesia throughout 2015, offering consumers the largest libraries of top U.S., Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies available in the region. Each subscription allows users to access the service on five devices such as mobile, tablet, computer, or television set, for viewing anywhere, anytime. The service is priced at only P129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access.

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