Feeds

Quickflix hits New Zealand

Slingshot drops metering in support

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Reducing security risks from open source software

Australia movie streaming aspirant Quickflix has launched across the Tasman in New Zealand delivering on demand content to a range of connected devices.

In its first international launch, the service has been made available on internet-connected PCs and Apple Mac, Sony Bravia TVs, Blu-ray players and PlayStation 3 game consoles.

Quickflix said it wil soon launch connectivity via Samsung smart TVs, Galaxy Tablets and smartphones in both countries. While Apple has also come to the Quickflix party with ipad and iPhone supported services available in ‘coming weeks’.

ISP Slingshot has emerged as the first to offer unmetered content for Quickflix users.

Slingshot CEO Mark Callander, said “the decision to unmeter content from selected web sites and content providers has proven to be very popular, so we are now extending this policy to as many other content providers as possible, starting today with Quickflix.”

Callander pointed to the success of Netflix and its responsibility for 30% of all online data traffic in the US and hoped it would be replicated with Quickflix.

“By extending our free data policy to Quickflix, Slingshot is playing a very important role in the delivery of this service and most ISPs will probably follow suit. Given the relatively low monthly data caps in NZ compared with overseas, customers could very quickly hit their monthly limit and incur additional charges – we don’t want our Slingshot customers to have to worry about data caps and it is time we caught up with the rest of the world,” he said.

Meanwhile Quickflix confirmed that it had completed the landmark AUD$10 million investment deal with Home Box Office. As Quickflix’s newest shareholder Simon Sutton has joined the board as Non-Executive Director and HBO representative. Sutton is president, HBO International and Content Distribution, for HBO.

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
Bose says today IS F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
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.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.