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Topic # 112882 25-Dec-2012 16:04 Send private message

http://advanced-television.com/2012/12/24/filmons-david-invests-in-quickflix/

Billionaire media entrepreneur Alki David, who runs the FilmOn Internet streaming service, is among investors providing A$5 million (?3.95m) for Australian TV and movie streaming company Quickflix. The funds will be provided through a convertible loan and bond agreement and used by the company to support its restructuring plans and pursuit of subscriber growth. David and Tim Boyd, President of FilmOn.TV Asia, will join the Quickflix board.
Quickflix Founder and CEO Stephen Langsford said the company was delighted to secure this round of funding from international investors who understood the high growth sector in which Quickflix operated and the opportunity in the region.
David said his investment in Quickflix and joining its board was representative of his ?significant? investments in digital streaming and IPTV. ?Quickflix represents a key investment for me and the growth potential for the Company in the Asia Pacific market and beyond is staggering,? he added.
?This investment, coupled with recent changes to the Company?s board and management puts Quickflix in great shape to capitalise on its recently announced transactions with Blackberry, Xbox, Samsung, Optus, Kobo and Humax, all of which add critical mass to subscriber growth,? said Boyd.
The A$5 million loan will be drawn down in three tranches, with the second and third tranches being subject to shareholder approval expected to be voted on at a meeting in February.
Langsford confirmed at the company?s AGM late November that the company had engaged the services of US based digital media financing and M&A firm MESA, to assist in the hunt for a new and partner.
Sources suggested at the time that Quickflix?s new benefactor would most likely be of US origin which could potentially consider buying out the entire company.




Looks like they have manged to get themselves a last minute reprieve. Whether it leads to anything more remains to be seen, but glad to see they live to fight another day



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  Reply # 737185 25-Dec-2012 19:59 Send private message

...pursuit of subscriber growth


The only thing that will stimulate the subscriber base is content.
Content, content, content.

I completely understand that new release stuff is likely to be separated to the Pay per view section. However, the pay per view section needs to come down in price to meet current market prices (Bricks and Mortar video stores), and also needs to go up in quality to be closer to meeting Blu-ray.

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  Reply # 737197 25-Dec-2012 21:18 Send private message

+1 on dontpanic42's comment. Quickflix, the only reason I don't 'subscribe' is due to the lack of content. The services are sucessful in the states as they have so much content.




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  Reply # 737566 27-Dec-2012 08:56 Send private message

I agree that the service needs more content. 

However, me and the better half are Telstra customers. As an attempt to get us to sign up for Sky Telstra have given us free Sky movies for the summer, finishing at the end of January. 

This is all well and good but hasn't at all convinced me to pay for the service. What it has done is make me think that QuickFlix might be a good idea. 

The ease of use is similar between Sky Movies and QuickFlix and both have plenty of old movies. The main difference is the price. 

I'll look into it in Feb, maybe they will have more content by then. 




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