Documentaries on-demand: Dogwoof launches iTunes room
James R | On 29, Oct 2013
UK documentary distributor Dogwoof have launched an iTunes room, featuring over 90 of their films in a dedicated store.
The distributor, which specialises in non-fiction titles, has brought a wealth of excellent documentaries to the UK, from Village at the End of the World and Chasing Ice to Being Elmo, The Island President and Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.
The iTunes room allows users to sort through Dogwoof’s catalogue by release date or popularity, making it easier for UK documentary fans to see the fantastic variety of non-fiction movies that are available in the country – including many they may not otherwise have searched for.
“This new collaboration made a lot of sense and is one of only a few rooms the platform has for distributors,” Dogwoof wrote on their blog.
Indeed, Dogwoof are a distributor who are already very active in the video on-demand market. They attended the industry launch of the BFI Player yesterday in London. They also have several titles on Netflix UK, including Being Elmo, Chasing Ice and The Spirit of ’45 and, earlier this year, signed a deal with Netflix UK to release the astonishing Blackfish on the subscription service too. No release date for Blackfish on Netflix UK has been announced, but the killer whale documentary is already available to watch online or download on iTunes.
Dogwoof also have their own video on-demand store: Dogwoof.TV, where you can pay £2.99 to watch a movie – or £9.99 per month to have unlimited access to their catalogue, including premium, members-only titles. Blackfish is not available on Dogwoof.TV yet, either.
To celebrate the launch of their iTunes room, Dogwoof have announced a sale, with all of their movies (including HD titles) reduced to under £6 until the end of October. That means you can watch Chasing Ice in all its stunning glory – or own Blackfish now, in high-definition, for just £5.99, before it is available on any other VOD platform.
The distributor is also running a competition on Twitter to win 10 iTunes codes that will allow users to watch a documentary from their catalogue for free. To enter the draw, share the link to the room – dogwoof.org/dogwoofonitunes – along with the hashtag #DogwoofiTunes.