Quickflix signs content deals with the BBC, Disney and NBC Universal

Louise Duffy | 18-02-2014

Australian streaming service Quickflix has signed content deals with The Walt Disney Company Australia, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide ANZ.

Content licensed under the agreements includes seasons of Downton Abbey, Parks and Recreation, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Revenge, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Sherlock, Orphan Black and Doctor Who.

The TV series content will be made available through the Quickflix pay-per-episode service and on a Season Pass basis, where available, adding hundreds of hours of additional premium viewing. Quickflix has also renewed its commitment with BBC Worldwide ANZ under a multi-year deal to license quality drama content for its subscription streaming service.

Quickflix CEO Stephen Langsford said: “We are delighted to be entering these new content deals, adding to our existing deals with major Hollywood studios and networks such as HBO. The content will service increasing demand from our existing customers and attract new customers to Quickflix.

“We are committed to giving our audiences the best and most affordable viewing experience and the easiest access. We know customers increasingly want to instantly watch movies and premium TV series on their device of choice.”

The new content deals form part of a slate of sought-after content Quickflix is seeking to add to its service and coincides with growing demand for its streaming service. The hours streamed by Quickflix in the December 2013 quarter were 20% than the previous quarter. Quickflix streaming is available to customers via smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, mobile devices and tablets.