Disney, NBCU, BBC deals for Quickflix
February 17, 2014
By Colin Mann
Australian online entertainment service Quickflix has boosted its catalogue by securing deals with The Walt Disney Company Australia, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide ANZ to license popular and award-winning TV series programming for its streaming service.
Content licensed under these new agreements include seasons of Emmy Award-winning drama series Downton Abbey, Golden Globe Award-winning US comedy series Parks and Recreation, BAFTA-winning Mrs Brown’s Boys and other series from NBC Universal; drama series Revenge and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and other series from Disney/ABC Television Group; and hit series Sherlock, Orphan Black and Doctor Who and many other series from BBC Worldwide ANZ.
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 the content would service increasing demand from its 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 per cent higher than the previous quarter. Quickflix streaming is available to customers via Smart TVs; Blu-ray players; game consoles; mobile devices and tablets.