MTG’s Viaplay adds EST model for new film releases

Modern Times Group (MTG) is adding an electronic sell through (EST) option to Viaplay, allowing users to watch new-release films on the Nordic streaming service. MTG said that EST lets viewers stream and download movies a few months after they are released in cinemas, with the final Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part 2, and the […]

Numericable-SFR launches download-to-own store

French operator Numericable-SFR has launched its download-to-own store, VideoStore by Numericable, giving users access to a library of about 120 films at launch. Numericable-SFR has signed deals with five Hollywood studios to secure content for the service. Prices for movies begin at €5.99. Highlights include Luc Besson’s new science-fiction movie Lucy, which is available for […]

TDC launches planned Blockbuster service in beta

Danish telco TDC has launched its planned Blockbuster-branded VoD and electronic sell-through service in beta mode. The company said it had decided to launch the service, plans for which were revealed by DTVE Daily last month, in beta while it fine-tuned a number of elements. Blockbuster chief executive Casper Hald said it was the company’s […]

Most popular film and TV content now available digitally, says KPMG

The film and TV industries are reacting to digital consumer demands, with the “vast majority” of the most popular and critically acclaimed content now available on legal digital platforms, according to KPMG. The accountancy firm’s report, called ‘UK availability of film and TV titles in the digital age’ claims that as at December 2013, 86% […]

Pay TV operators gearing up for sell-through

Pay TV operators are gearing up to tap into what they expect to become a burgeoning electronic sell-through (EST) market with a series of launches of new services, MIPCOM attendees heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel session on sell-through, or ‘Digital HD’ (DHD) to use a term current in the US market, Nicola Bamford, director […]