Cinemas must embrace streaming and cut theatrical windows to survive, says Curzon CEO

Philip Knatchbull, the CEO of UK arthouse cinema chain Curzon, has said that it is time for movie theatres to embrace streaming services. Speaking to the FT, Knatchbull said that cinemas will not survive unless they move away from the industry’s “outdated” model and re-evaluate the nature of long theatrical windows. He said: “[the pandemic] […]

Turner to roll out Filmstruck SVOD service internationally

Turner, in partnership with Warner Bros, has announced plans to roll out its US subscription video-on-demand service Filmstruck internationally, starting in the UK. Turner International’s Digital Ventures and Innovation (DV&I) Group and Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) have agreed a joint venture to launch the film streaming service across multiple territories in the next two […]

Curzon taps Easel TV for new SVOD service

UK cinema chain Curzon has partnered with Easel TV for rollout of its new membership SVOD service, Curzon12. The offering, which is currently available in beta, lets Curzon cinema members stream 12 “essential films” for free at home each month by entering their Curzon membership number. OTT video services provider, Easel TV, is powering the […]

Curzon eyes SVOD service launch

UK cinema chain Curzon is looking to launch a curated subscription video-on-demand offering in the next 18 months, to run alongside its existing transactional VOD store Curzon Home Cinema. Speaking exclusively to Digital TV Europe, Curzon Home Cinema director Philip Mordecai said that the subscription offering would feature around 100-200 film titles and be available […]

Curzon Cinemas launches VOD service on Samsung with Capablue

London cinema chain Curzon Cinemas is launching its own video-on-demand service on the Samsung Smart TV platform using technology provider Capablue’s Connected Plus solution. The VOD platform will feature “In Cinemas, On Curzon”, a day-and-date service that will make specially selected films available to view simultaneously in the cinema, or in the home. This will […]