Feeds

Quickflix set to stream from next month

Finally press play on digital

Build a business case: developing custom apps

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. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable
Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.