iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce it has acquired exclusive SVOD rights to Star Cinema’s latest box office hit, “Love You to the Stars and Back” starring Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia. Starting Oct. 30, iflix subscribers in the Philippines will be able to stream and download the latest romantic comedy offering from Star Cinema, unscheduled and on their own terms.
Written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, “Love You to the Stars and Back.” follows a young woman (Barretto), who forms a bond with a terminally ill young man (Garcia) while on a road trip. The critically acclaimed film grossed 60 million pesos just a week after its cinematic premiere in the Philippines last August, and continued to debut at select cinemas in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in September.
“This is a ground-breaking level up in our partnership with iflix, but it is only the beginning,” Star Cinema Head, Concept Development and New Media, Star Creatives, Enrico Santos said. “We will continue to grow our collaboration to give iflix subscribers even more amazing content in the coming months. We call this the rise of the kapamiflix.”
“iflix’s partnership with Star Cinema is a testament to our commitment to bring the best of Filipino content to subscribers around the world,” iflix Philippines Head of Content, Marketing and Operations, Georgette Tengco added. “Following the tremendous success of ‘Bloody Crayons’ on iflix, subscribers can now catch the recent blockbuster hit ‘Love You to the Stars and Back’ on iflix, less than two months after it premiered in cinemas. Localization drives iflix’s success, and we commit to continue to bring our consumers a wide variety of top content as we provide Filipinos with a new way to experience entertainment, affordable, convenient and on demand.”
Now available to over one billion consumers across 23 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Offering consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.