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iwonder continues international expansion with Southeast Asian launch

iwonder, the documentary and current affairs streaming service founded by Mark Bridges, James Bridges and Andreas von Maltzahn in 2018, has expanded its international reach with by launching throughout Southeast Asia. The service offers ...
September 23, 2019

iwonder, the documentary and current affairs streaming service founded by Mark Bridges, James Bridges and Andreas von Maltzahn in 2018, has expanded its international reach with by launching throughout Southeast Asia.

The service offers a catalog of more than 1,000 factual entertainment and documentary titles to users in eight new regions with a combined population in excess of 650 million people, including Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

The roll-out across Southeast Asia follows successful launches in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in early 2019.

At launch, customers across the eight regions will have access to content that runs the gamut across entertainment, sports, history, politics, science and technology, music and nature. Available titles include Sam Hobkinson and Havana Marking’s feature-length documentary The Kelptocrats (pictured), which investigates one of the largest white-collar heists from a Malaysian government wealth fund used to finance Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street; Luigi Acquisto’s Children of the Sex Trade, which details two Filipino sisters who aided Australian police in rescuing underage girls from sex bars; Alex Winter‘s Deep Web ; Alex Gibney‘s Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room; and Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill’s Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer.

Available with a one-month free trial and then priced at US$4.99 per month or $49.90 for an annual subscription, users can sign up at iwonder’s website or by downloading the iOS or Android mobile or tablet apps to watch on the move or on big screens via Chromecast or Airplay.

“High-quality, engaging stories that give much deeper context into what is happening in the world today are the bedrock of our service and we’re excited to be extending that service to fans of factual entertainment across Southeast Asia,” said James Bridges, iwonder co-founder and CEO, in a statement. “iwonder will always focus first on great storytelling that helps us understand more about our world and ourselves. We are passionate about connecting the best of the 30,000 or so documentaries produced each year, so many of which fly under the radar without Hollywood marketing budgets, to audiences that are increasingly migrating to streaming.”

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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