WheretoWatch legal search website from MPAA
May 16, 2013
By Colin Mann
In a move similar to the findanyfilm.com initiative in the UK, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has announced the launch of www.WheretoWatch.org, a new website that will serve as a resource for audiences to access movies and TV shows seamlessly and legally.
According to the MPAA, today’s media landscape offers audiences the opportunity to watch movies and television shows in more ways than ever before, an environment created in part through a copyright system that empowers creativity and promotes innovation.
Emphasising the importance of delivering content in new, creative ways, Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the MPAA, noted that audiences want seamless access to film and TV shows. “Our industry has listened, and we are now delivering more choices that ever before. There have never been more ways to access movies and television legitimately online, and those platforms continue to grow and develop thanks in large part to a copyright system that encourages innovation, risk and growth. The companies I represent are committed to continuing to create and develop the best ways for audiences to enjoy the entertainment they love,” he stated.
The website, at www.WheretoWatch.org, makes it easy for audiences to watch content online by breaking the various services into relevant categories and summarising what each platform provides, including what content is available, how it is supported, and what devices are compatible. The list is an aggregate based on services available in the US, and although the set of services offering movies and TV shows differ by country, several services are available in multiple countries.