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Disney deals another blow – beds Netflix’s younger, more exotic sister

We were quick to slam Disney for believing it can launch a serious Netflix competitor, given its track record of failed projects in OTT video, and Faultline Online Reporter stands by that point where North America and Europe are concerned. However, in a turn of events, Disney has struck a deal with Malaysian SVoD service iflix this week, hitting Netflix right where it hurts – in a market which is priority number one right now for the US SVoD heavyweight. Unlike in the US, where Disney is planning to launch a duo of streaming services in 2019, the company has decided not to dive straight into a standalone Asian counterpart, but instead pump its content into one of its ex-partner’s…

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