Louise Duffy | 05-09-2013
Access Digital Entertainment has launched EzyFlix.tv, a transactional VOD and download-to-own service, in New Zealand.
Users can view their purchased content on any connected device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Smart TVs, either on or offline.
CEO of Access Digital Entertainment, Craig White, said: “New Zealanders are hungry for new release movies and US TV shows and tired of feeling like they’re behind the rest of the world. EzyFlix.tv provides affordable, convenient and timely access to top international video content, express from the US, without any subscription fees, contracts or the need for a set-top box.
“It also allows people to build their own digital movie and TV library in the cloud and has been designed specifically to meet the needs of the ‘connected consumer’ who wants to be able to access their chosen content via multiple devices at any time."
EzyFlix.tv has signed content deals with several Hollywood studios and distributors including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros.
“We are also the first provider in NZ to offer television shows you can download-to-own and to retail UltraViolet (UV), a cloud-based digital rights system which offers people a digital ‘locker’ and gives them the ability to share purchased UV content with up to five friends for free,” added White.
The library of 2,000 titles includes popular movies like The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Silver Linings Playbook and A Good Day to Die Hard, with plans to grow the offering five-fold.
The service will offer ‘season passes’ to television shows including alerts to each episode’s availability immediately after its broadcast, and bite-size options will also allow users to ‘snack’ on TV episodes. For example, customers can own an episode of a hit show like Revenge, Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle and Supernatural for NZ$2.99.