Magazine article Screen International

BFI Player Gets Major Makeover

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Player Gets Major Makeover

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VOD service relaunched with enhancements and a Universal Pictures catalogue of sci-fi classics.

A year on from the launch the British Film Institute's video on demand service, the BFI Player has received a major make-over.

Following a consultation with 1,000 BFI Player users, the look, layout, curation of films and amount of new content has been enhanced with further improvements to be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Edward Humphrey, director of digital at the BFI said the revamped service would serve "growing audiences for British independent and specialised films" and would offer "a real diversity of choice in the on-demand market".

A new catalogue of movies from Universal Pictures has also been added to BFI Player, from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to the Back To The Future trilogy. This ties with the BFI's ongoing season, Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder. …

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