Apart from the new agreement that will allow a number of Malaysian TV shows to be shown on Netflix, we have also learned directly from the Internet TV company itself that it has partnered with Digi. Specifically, Netflix is now part of the telco’s Video Freedom line-up.
We are rather surprised by the revelation though as the telco didn’t announce its partnership with Netflix. As it turns out, Digi has quietly updated the list on Video Freedom’s website by including Netflix as well as another on-demand video provider called HeroTalkies that focuses on Tamil movies and TV shows.
First launched in April this year, Digi’s Video Freedom allows users to stream videos from selected providers without affecting their main data allocation. At the time being, customers have the option to either obtain 1 hour or 3GB of Video Freedom access for RM 1. They can also choose to pay RM 5 instead which provides access of up to 24 hours or 10GB.
With the inclusion of Netflix and HeroTalkies, the amount of service providers that are supported by Digi’s Video Freedom feature has now been increased to nine which is more than Maxis TVNow but still way behind U Mobile’s Video Onz. That being said, Digi has promised that more services will be coming to Video Freedom soon, so let’s see who will be next on the list.