Freesat offers films on demand with Curzon Home Cinema

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Freesat teams up with Curzon Home Cinema to launch film On Demand service on Freetime

  • Curzon Home Cinema film On Demand player to launch on Freesat’s Freetime service
  • Created and curated by one of the UK’s leading independent cinema groups
  • Freesat’s first pay per view player
  • Allows Freetime viewers to watch some films on the day they launch in cinemas
  • Joins Freesat’s existing On Demand portfolio: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5, YouTube and BBC News and Sport

Freesat, the satellite TV service, is delighted to announce the launch from this Wednesday onwards of the Curzon Home Cinema video On Demand service on Freetime, its award-winning connected TV service. Curzon Home Cinema is Freesat’s first film On Demand and pay per view player.

Freesat-Curzon Home CinemaThe new player, created by Curzon Home Cinema, gives Freetime viewers the opportunity to watch the latest cinema releases On Demand in the comfort of their own living room. However, unlike many other movie services, viewers only pay for the films they watch and are not charged an ongoing monthly subscription fee. Many films can be streamed for as little as £1.

Curzon Home Cinema offers the very best in independent cinema, including a hand-­‐picked selection of award-winning, critically-acclaimed films – made available, where possible, on the same day as their cinema release.

Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director, commented: “We are excited to launch our first film On Demand player, which enables Freesat viewers to watch some of the best independent films available, often on the day they are released in the cinema.’ “Freesat already offers great choice with over 200 subscription free channels and the most popular On Demand players. And now Freesat’s Freetime viewers can enjoy a brilliant selection of films including both new releases and classics, yet they only pay for what they watch. The partnership demonstrates our commitment to our viewers to provide the best choice about how, what and when to watch great entertainment.”

Phil Mordecai, Director of Curzon Home Cinema, said: “Freesat is a fantastic new partner for Curzon and we are proud to offer their Freetime viewers this unmatched cinema at home experience utilising the very best new on demand technologies. The launch of the exciting new Curzon Home Cinema online video service in combination with the launch of the Freesat App illustrates our unprecedented support for this growing sector. Our curated seasons and pioneering cinema content makes Curzon and Curzon Home Cinema a clear home for any film fan.”

The Curzon Home Cinema Player will join Freesat’s existing TV players, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5 and YouTube, plus BBC News and BBC Sport apps, and will be available on all Humax Freetime set top boxes from Wednesday 28th May and Panasonic Freetime smart TVs from next month.