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Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted on 17-May-2018 13:09 | Filed under: News

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options

Lightbox has today unlocked a host of new ways to enjoy TV, movies and kids content after a platform technology upgrade overnight.

 

Customers can now choose between Standard and Premium TV plans. The new Premium plan includes temporary downloads of the entire Lightbox TV catalogue, giving customers the ability to view on the go whilst saving mobile data. Households are now also able to watch on up to four screens concurrently, perfect for families and shared living.

 

Lightbox’s new movie rental service brings the latest movies straight from the cinema, plus a library filled with classic flicks. From adventure comedy, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to dark comedy I, Tonya, Liam Neeson’s action flick, The Commuter and everyone’s favourite marmalade eating bear in Paddington 2. Movies are available to rent on both Lightbox TV plans as well as to non-Lightbox subscribers. Non-subscribers just need to complete a simple registration process.  

 

Current Lightbox customers have been automatically placed on the new look and feel Standard plan at the same current price of $12.99, or as part of selected Spark plans.

 

All customers can choose to upgrade and enjoy the enhanced features of the new Premium plan. Spark customers on plans that include Lightbox can upgrade for $3 per month; other Lightbox customers will pay the total of $15.99 per month for Premium.

 

A new PIN-protected Kid’s corner is available on both Standard and Premium plans, offering parents the security of knowing their children are unable to jump between Lightbox profiles. The corner has a kid-friendly new look with loads more kids content available than before.

 

Lightbox General Manager Hema Patel said this morning, “Since our launch in 2014, we have built relationships with some of the biggest studio partners in TV so it was natural to extend this into movies. We will continue to expand our movie catalogue; further announcements to come.”

 

“We have listened to the feedback from our customers; for them, the most important thing is to be able to view movies that are current or recent release. Movie rentals (TVOD - Transactional Video On Demand) is the best way to be able to offer current Lightbox customers movies straight from the cinema but also open up movie rentals to a wider Kiwi market who don’t want to commit to monthly subscriptions.”

 

Movies will be available to rent for current Lightbox TV customers. For those who haven’t Lightboxed yet, they will be able to create a profile and rent movies with no contract. Pricing from $6.99 (SD) for new releases and $4.99 (SD) for library titles.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: "Multimedia video wall television by Piotr Adamowicz/Bigstock"

 



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