Magazine article Screen International

FilmFlex Partners with Film4oD for Downloads-to-Rent

Magazine article Screen International

FilmFlex Partners with Film4oD for Downloads-to-Rent

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FilmFlex Movies, the European on-demand company backed by Sony and Disney, is launching a download-to-rent option on Film4oD.

Film 4's online on-demand service will now allow users to watch films offline for the first time (after they have saved movies to their computer). The cost will be £0.99 to £3.99 per film rental, which is unlimited viewing up to 48 hours after the first play (each film has a rental period of up to 30 days).

Only users in the UK will be able to use the service, which is DRM protected.

Titles available upon launch include Attack The Block and Arthur, available concurrently with their DVD launch dates.

This new functionality also allows viewers to start watching a film while it is being downloaded.

Film4oD (www.film4od.com) was launched in November 2010 and has 50,000+ registered users. It will also continue to offer its streaming service in addition to the new download rentals. …

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