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Streaming video service Iflix has announced that it is launching a 24-hour live news channel called Iflix News. It will aggregate live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news authorities.

Iflix News will be available without charge to all users in its 28 markets worldwide  Regional partners for the service include CNN, Al Jazeera, DW, CGTN and CCTV 4.

According to TBIVision, Iflix co-founder and CEO Mark Britt said that the company is working to deliver “timely, comprehensive stories and current affairs” to its customers, with young viewers keen access “the stories and events that are shaping the world around them”.

“We have invested significantly in the creation and development of our new 24-hour News Hub including editorial and curation teams and infrastructure, working in close partnership with international, regional and local content providers,” said Britt.

“The launch of iflix News is a significant step forward in our commitment to provide customers with the broadest and most compelling selection of content available, which now includes live, linear and clipped news formats in multiple local languages, furthering iflix’s ambitions to becoming a truly ubiquitous service.”

According to various sources, Iflix News is due to launch on September 3 in the following countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Tanzania and Uganda.