Feeds

Quickflix set to stream from next month

Finally press play on digital

Security for virtualized datacentres

Australia’s latest IPTV aspirant Quickflix will launch its online based digital streaming subscription service from November 10.

The ASX listed company launched its BWM created marketing campaign last night in Sydney with further details of its long anticipated move to digital.

The company announced that it has secured a raft of content deals with Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. International Branded Services, Lakeshore Entertainment, Content Media Corporation and Pinnacle Films.

A number of further significant content deals will be progressively announced over the next few weeks. Quickflix CEO Chris Taylor said " subscribers will have access to great content from day one of the service and with new deals to be announced shortly, the depth of the catalogue will continue to grow.”

The PC and Mac streaming service has been operating under trail mode to 100 users for the last few months. Under the pricing model subscribers will get unlimited on demand movie access for $AU14.99 from a constantly refreshed catalogue. Existing Quickflix online DVD rental customers will be able to upgrade to the streaming service by paying between $AU7 and $AU14 per month depending on their movie rental plan.

The studio deals follow Quickflix’s announcement last week with Sony to stream its content via PlayStation3 later this year. The Sony deal is an extension of an earlier agreement signed in July to begin streaming content via the Sony Bravia connected TV platform.

The PS3 distribution channel will give Quickflix access to a million gamers who wil be able to subscribe to the Quickflix service via a branded "smart channel" by Christmas.

In the last quarter Quickflix added 10,383 net new paying subscribers, an increase of 15 percent, taking total subscribers to 91,500.

The company is aiming for a customer base of one million customers within five years and is aggressively working towards pushing the service across every connected device and channel available.

"The distribution network will grow as we finalise deals with other manufacturers of internet-connected devices," Taylor said. He also ruled out ever taking the Quickflix model via the set-top box route.

The revamped senior management team recently returned from an exhaustive US tour stitching up content deals and talking to the investment community who are showing a very strong understanding of the Quickflix model’s potential.

The company will expand its content offering to include pay-per-view movies for new release movies and premium on-demand subscription packages serving niche interest areas and is also considering launching a New Zealand presence. ®

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.