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# 140678 17-Feb-2014 13:42
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Quickflix secures new streaming content including premium TV series

New deals with Disney, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand expand Quickflix offering in quality TV drama series

Quickflix today announced that it has entered into agreements 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 includes 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, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and other series from Disney/ABC Television Group; as well as hit series Sherlock, Orphan Black, Doctor Who and many other series from BBC Worldwide ANZ.

The TV series - as well as many others - will be made available through the Quickflix pay-per-episode service, which will launch in the next few weeks, 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.

Commenting on the new TV programming, Quickflix NZ Managing Director Paddy Buckley said “We are delighted to be entering into these new content deals which add to our existing arrangements with major Hollywood studios and networks. The content will service increasing demand from our existing customers and attract new customers to Quickflix.”




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Hang on -- so none of this new content is covered by the monthly fee? They want viewers to pay even more?

On the plus side, sounds like they have managed to secure the rights to some pretty decent content... hope for Netflix in this neck of the woods yet?

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  # 989014 17-Feb-2014 16:29
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steve98: Hang on -- so none of this new content is covered by the monthly fee? They want viewers to pay even more?

On the plus side, sounds like they have managed to secure the rights to some pretty decent content... hope for Netflix in this neck of the woods yet?


And they wonder why there is not a stampede of folks rushing to use these services.




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so they think im going to give up my $10 a month Netflix and all those programs included so i can pay for them on Quickflix, hmmm what to do.




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  # 989051 17-Feb-2014 17:39
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KiwiNZ:

And they wonder why there is not a stampede of folks rushing to use these services.


Agreed. I recently got given a 6-week gift card when I bought something at Noel Leeming. Canned it after less than a day - terrible product, terribly implemented.

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Didn't see the pay per view line. Signed up for the free trial and just found anything you really want to watch is an additional payment. It might still be worth it for the older movies and kids programs though. Will see how our usage goes in the next 2 weeks as to whether we keep it.




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  # 989239 17-Feb-2014 21:40
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But won't these programs already have been show here on FTA TV?? Very unlikely you will see anything new that hasn't been shown here so may pay to stick to Netflix or Hulu.




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  # 989266 17-Feb-2014 22:11
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old3eyes: But won't these programs already have been show here on FTA TV?? Very unlikely you will see anything new that hasn't been shown here so may pay to stick to Netflix or Hulu.

 

Pretty sure they are, I think Prime / Sky play most of those free already on Prime, and some are also played on tvnz. There is also not just the cost of the program either but data costs. It may be different if they unmeter it with an ISP, like Caspa was unmetered with telecom. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 989269 17-Feb-2014 22:17
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steve98:
KiwiNZ:

And they wonder why there is not a stampede of folks rushing to use these services.


Agreed. I recently got given a 6-week gift card when I bought something at Noel Leeming. Canned it after less than a day - terrible product, terribly implemented.


I got a free trial from noel leeming and the staff member who gave it to us told us it was rubbish and that we should get netflix. Already got netflix and hulu and I can get everything I want to watch from those 2 instead of pay per view content on quickflix.

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