Given the rubbish that shows up on commercial TV over summer, it’s no surprise that we see a lot of entertainment options rolling out this time of year. Hot on the heels of the ABC’s iView iPhone plans, Quickflix is also planning to start pay-per-view streaming of new release movies to PCs, consoles and TV sets early in the new year.
The obvious criticism of Quickflix’ recently launched WatchNow service is that while it offers a lot of movies, none of them are particularly new. At its AGM, Quickflix revealed that it plans to supplement the $14.99 all-you-can-eat service with pay-per-view options for new release titles. CEO Chris Taylor said the option will appear “early in the new year”.
No pricing was revealed, though it’s hard to imagine it being much different to the charges which apply on rival services such as FetchTV and BigPond Movies, where $5.99 is the norm.