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Quickflix sheds staff, drops ads, hunts for US benefactors

Riding out the storm of sudden executive exits, rapid cash flow burn and a trading halt, Australian IPTV aspirant Quickflix now hopes it is weeks away from securing a new strategic investor. Quickflix founder and recently re-appointed CEO Stephen Langsford confirmed at the company's AGM last Friday that the company had engaged …
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Quickflix top brass exec exits

Australian IPTV aspirant Quickflix has suffered a sudden executive exodus ahead of a pending announcement on a new mystery strategic investor. In a surprise move Quickflix CEO Chris Taylor and deputy chairman Justin Milne have both announced their departures from the company. Another non-executive director, Susan Hunter, is …
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Oz cinema chain to stream new releases

Australian cinema chain Hoyts will launch its own video-on-demand streaming service in the first quarter of the New Year. Hoyts Stream, as the new venture will be called, will support multi-device access and offer consumers a pay-as-you-go model for new release as well as classic movies and TV content. Hoyts Stream will …
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Quickflix hits New Zealand

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 …
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TV giant HBO invests $AU10m in Quickflix

Ambitious Australian IPTV company Quickflix has secured an international investment coup with a $AU10 million cash infusion from Home Box Office (HBO). The investment will give the Time Warner subsidiary a strategic stake in the ASX listed Quickflix. HBO will also appoint a representative to the Quickflix board. Quickflix …
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Quickflix adds Android with Samsung

Samsung Galaxy slab-fondlers will soon get access to movies and TV shows, with IPTV aspirant Quickflix inking a deal with Samsung Australia. As well as Galaxy Tab and Smartphones, the arrangement will see Quickflix stream movies and TV shows to Samsung’s range of internet connected Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. Samsung …
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Quickflix builds up content entourage

Australian IPTV aspirant Quickflix has secured a coveted content deal with HBO, the wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc, allowing Quickflix to stream over 500 hours of content from the HBO catalogue. The HBO deal caps off a series of premium content deals secured in the last quarter of 2011, including a licensing …
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Quickflix bolstered by streaming

Quickflix’s move to digital streaming in December has sparked 10 percent of its subscribers to choose streaming as part of their package. The IPTV aspirant reported that it was experiencing overall strong growth with the number of total subscribers, including trialists, reaching 110,697 by the end of 2011. This represents an …
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Quickflix set to stream from next month

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 …
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Quickflix hits 'pause' button on ASX

Quickflix, Australia’s answer to Netflix, has entered into a trading halt pending a "significant announcement" regarding a partnership agreement for its digital movie streaming service. Quickflix has been building momentum in recent months, raising $AU4.7 million and acquiring Telstra’s snail mail DVD and Blu-ray library asset …
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Quickflix poaches Telstra’s IPTV content architect

Australian IPTV aspirant Quickflix has poached another pivotal Telstra content executive to bolster its leadership team. Andrew Lambert, Telstra Media’s GM, business development and content acquisition, left the carrier on Friday to take the newly created role of executive VP at Quickflix. A Quickflix company spokesperson …
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Quickflix hires another ex-Telstra exec

Quickflix has made its second high profile appointment in less than a week, snaring the former director of Telstra Media, Chris Taylor as its new CEO. Last week, the online DVD rental company announced that Justin Milne, the former head of Telstra Big Pond and Telstra Media, had joined the company as deputy chairman. The …
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Ex-BigPond chief uploaded to Quickflix

The former head of Telstra Big Pond and Telstra Media, Justin Milne, will resurface as deputy chairman of Quickflix. Milne's appointment is expected to be announced today. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Quickflix's impressive coup in snapping up Telstra's BigPond Movies DVD rental business. Telstra has advised …

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