iwonder Launches as New Doc Streaming Service


A new online streaming service focused on documentaries and current affairs, iwonder, is slated to begin its global rollout this May.

The new Singapore-based service, founded and led by ex-iflix exec James Bridges, will offer up doc films and TV series, plus up-to-date current affairs shows curated around key themes, trends and people, including Kim Jong-un, the Rohingya crisis, Russia, Bitcoin and #MeToo. Content partnerships will be announced soon.

iwonder is launching on iflix and will have its own subscription video-on-demand offering in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand beginning in September 2018. Further rollouts are planned for early 2019.

Bridges noted, “Today, more than 50 percent of homes in mature streaming markets subscribe to an SVOD service, and the majority of these have two or more subscriptions. We know that, in spite of the rise of reality TV and news derived from social media, there is pent-up demand for deeper, authentic context to what is happening in the world. iwonder will offer the world’s best selection of compelling documentary and current affairs programming, all in one place. We are thrilled to announce iflix as our first partner.”

Mark Britt, iflix’s co-founder and group CEO, added, “We are deeply committed to delivering world-class entertainment to all iflix users. Our new partnership with iwonder, together with its top documentary and current affairs programming, will further enrich that offering on iflix for our customers across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”