Dialog and Netflix Announce Strategic Partnership for Sri Lanka

22 May 2019         Colombo




Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, today announced its partnership with Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. This partnership will enable all Dialog postpaid mobile customers to simply add their Netflix subscription fee to their monthly mobile bill, offering them unparalleled convenience and security. This direct billing feature eliminates the need for Dialog customers to share any additional payment details such as their credit card or debit card numbers.

Dialog postpaid mobile customers will also be entitled to free 5GB data every month, to watch their favourite Netflix shows and films in high definition. To avail these benefits, and enjoy unlimited, ad-free entertainment on any internet connected mobile phone, laptop, desktop, tablet, or television, Dialog postpaid customers are required to sign-up for or sign in to Netflix using their Dialog Postpaid mobile number.

More than 139 million Netflix paid members in over 190 countries enjoy TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages including Hindi, English, Tamil and many more. Viewers in Sri Lanka will also be able to download their favorite shows and films on their phones to continue watching Netflix on-the-go, without an internet connection.

Speaking on the launch Mangala Hettiarachchi, Senior General Manager - Global and Content Services, Dialog Axiata PLC said, “Our partnership with Netflix gives our customers access to their stellar catalogue of original and licensed content, thereby strengthening the content portfolio offered by Dialog ViU. Dialog customers can now watch the best of content available on Netflix on the best video network in Sri Lanka ad free-anytime, anywhere, and on any Internet-connected screen. Customers can activate the service on their mobile and watch on any screen including their Smart Television.”

Abhishek Nag, Director- Business Development, Netflix South Asia said, “Mobile continues to be a major driver for video consumption all across the world, including in Sri Lanka. We are delighted to partner with Dialog Axiata to enable consumers to watch our award-winning TV shows and films on their amazing mobile and broadband networks and introduce a single monthly mobile bill as a convenient way to pay for Netflix subscription.”

About Dialog Axiata Group

Dialog Axiata Group, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka’s Leading Quad-Play Connectivity Provider. Dialog Axiata PLC, listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, supplements its market leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Telecommunications and Digital Television markets through its fully owned subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Ltd (DBN) and Dialog Television (Private) Ltd., (DTV). Dialog Axiata Group is Sri Lanka's largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) with investments totaling USD 2.3 Billion.

The winner of six Global Mobile Awards, Dialog has the distinction of being voted by Sri Lankan Consumers as the Telecom Service Provider of the Year for seven years in succession at the SLIM-Nielsen People's Choice Awards. Dialog was also voted by Sri Lankan consumers as the Internet Service Provider of the Year for six years consecutively, and has topped Sri Lanka’s Corporate Accountability rankings for the past eight years in succession, and is an ISO 9001 certified company. The Company has received numerous local and international awards including the National Quality Award, the Sri Lanka Business Excellence Award and endorses the worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to build a sustainable future for all by 2030.

Dialog has been at the forefront of innovation in the mobile industry in Sri Lanka since the late 90’s, propelling the nation’s mobile telephony infrastructure to a level of advancement on par with the developed world. The company delivers advanced mobile telephony and high speed mobile broadband services to a subscriber base in excess of 13 Million Sri Lankans, via 2.5G and 3G/3.5G and 4G/4.5G networks.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 139 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.