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Video on Demand Services Gaining Momentum in Iran

With the notable increase in users’ access to speedy Internet in Iran in recent years, online services have been gaining traction with users. Established in early 2015, Filimo, a carbon copy of Netflix, has reported a significant hike in its usership
Video on Demand Services  Gaining Momentum in IranVideo on Demand Services  Gaining Momentum in Iran
Data released by Filimo sheds light on Iranian online movie-goers’ tastes and preferences, ranking popular blockbusters and superstars

The Iranian video on demand platform ‘Filimo’ has released its annual usership records, reporting a sharp rise in its traction during the past Iranian year which ended in March, with subscribers spending 1.154 billion minutes watching videos through the services, an outstanding %445 year-on-year hike. 
Furthermore, through a blog post on Filimo’s website, the company reports a huge surge in its popularity with the number of its subscribers up 581% YoY. The company is yet to release the number of its users.
The overall time of uploaded videos on the platform reached 581,000 minutes, indicating a 73% growth compared to the 336,000 minutes a year earlier.
During the period, the number of movies and TV series’ episodes available on Filimo increased 114% reaching 9,600 from 4,500. 


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