quickflixlogoThis is some very good news for Quickflix that will no doubt have upset both TVNZ and Sky.  The good news for viewers is that Doctor Who might finally be available to view in HD here.

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.”

“We are committed to giving Kiwis the best and most affordable viewing experience, as well as the easiest access. We know they want to watch movies and premium TV series instantly on their device of choice and these deals are another big step forward for us.”

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  • Glenn_F

    wow you’d be pretty pissed off if you are already subscribing to Quickflix only to find out that you have to pay extra $$ per episode as well.

  • Jas

    How do they work it? Do they pay a amount per view or a combination of up front fee and amount per view?

  • Mike

    This should hopefully make Sky hurry up with bringing the long overdue HD to Prime.

  • Bogues

    Pay per episode? Stuff that. Netflix best feature is unlimited content for a flat fee. I guess Quickflix don’t have the same buying power that Netflix have