Freesat teams up with Curzon

May 29, 2014 06.51 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

The UK’s Freesat has launched the Curzon Home Cinema VOD service on Freetime. Curzon Home Cinema is Freesat’s first film On Demand and pay per view player.

The 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 on-going monthly subscription fee. As a result, many titles can be streamed for as little as £1.

Emma Scott, Freesat’s MD, 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. It appeared on all Humax Freetime set top boxes yesterday (May 28) and will be on Panasonic Freetime smart TVs from next month