Curzon Home Cinema launches film On Demand service on FreeSat
James R | On 28, May 2014
Curzon Home Cinema has launched a new film on-demand service on FreeSat today.
The new player, created by Curzon Home Cinemas, is Freesat’s first film on-demand and pay-per-view service and will give Freetime viewers the opportunity to watch the latest cinema releases on their telly.
Curzon Home Cinema’s library of titles will be joineed by Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur from Friday, and already includes independent and arthouse movies such as Blue is the Warmest Colour.
Following this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Curzon team have also curated a Cannes Palme d’Or Winners Season, which features a range of former Croisette favourites, from Michael Haneke’s Amour to Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark.
Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director, 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, and will be available on all Humax Freetime set top boxes from today and Panasonic Freetime smart TVs from next month.