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New Zealand’s premiere streaming service, Quickflix, today has welcomed news that it has been joined in the marketplace by a video streaming service from Spark, the recently re-branded Telecom New Zealand.

Quickflix NZ Managing Director, Paddy Buckley says: “We are firm believers that competition is a good thing. Quickflix has a very competitive offering and New Zealand’s largest telco entering the market shows that demand for streaming services is only increasing. The marketing that Spark will commit to its service will help grow awareness of the category as a whole, which in turn will drive demand for all streaming services.

“Since launching more than two years ago, Quickflix has streamed more than two and a half million movies and TV shows to Kiwis. It is the only service in New Zealand offering both movies and TV series, and has the flexibility of subscription and pay-per-view options. We look forward to the coming months as we continue to innovate, add more great content and deliver the best streaming service possible for Kiwis.”

Please see below for additional information about Quickflix and the new streaming service from Spark.

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In a nod to the power of our local television and film industry talent, Quickflix today announces its agreement with South Pacific Pictures that sees over 120 hours of Kiwis’ most loved television series immediately made available across its entire platform, with more great content to be added in the near future.

Quickflix is proudly offering all five series of the much loved South Pacific Pictures production Go Girls to its subscribers, as well as Westie comedy-drama Outrageous Fortune.

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Quickflix, Australia and New Zealand’s premiere online streaming service, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Lionsgate’s international television division to license TV series for its transactional digital service. Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader.

TV series from Lionsgate will be available through Quickflix’s premium pay-per-episode and season pass service in Australia and New Zealand and include iconic brands such as Emmy® Award-winners Mad Men, Weeds and Nurse Jackie as well as emerging hits such as Nashville and the breakthrough sensation Orange is the New Black. Continue reading »

netflix-logoHaving to use work arounds to use Netflix might be a thing of the past next year as US studio executives confirm that the US streaming service is negotiating for content rights for this territory.

“They are engaging with the studios,” one US executive told IF, who is convinced a Q1 launch is planned. Continue reading »

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Quickflix, New Zealand’s premiere online streaming service, is now even more affordable with a new subscription price of $12.99 per month.

At this new rate, New Zealand subscribers can stream blockbuster movies and hit TV shows on up to six registered devices, including smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, tablets, smartphones, PCs and other devices, and stream up to three titles at the same time, making it the most accessible service of its kind. Continue reading »

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Quickflix, New Zealand’s leading movie and TV streaming service, today announces that it has launched on Xbox One.

Quickflix on Xbox One offers affordable subscription streaming of standard and high definition movies and TV shows, as well as premium latest release movies and current and recent TV drama series for a few dollars more, giving gaming and entertainment fans more ways to watch the content they love. Continue reading »

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Quickflix, New Zealand’s premiere movie and TV streaming service, announces the launch of its new TV range, offering a growing selection of latest TV series to customers, whether they are Quickflix subscribers or not.

This new addition to the expanding Quickflix service allows Kiwis to stream leading international TV shows by the episode or to purchase as an entire season and watch on a wide range of internet connected devices, including smart TVs, Xbox 360, tablets and smartphones. The service will also be available on Sony PS3 and PS4 consoles later in the year. Available series include Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, Hannibal, Orphan Black, Luther, Miranda, Rectify, Call the Midwife, and Ja’mie: Private School Girl, with many more to come from Disney, NBC Universal, ABC, eOne, Starz and BBC. With more studio deals being finalised, further great shows will be added in the coming months. Continue reading »

Quickflix experienced a strong March quarter of growth increasing its base of paying customers by 16,000 or 16 per cent to 118,557. Total active customers (paying customers plus introductory trialists who have registered with a valid credit card) increased by 13 per cent to 137,059. Organic growth through customers signing up on Quickflix-enabled devices; increased marketing and promotional activity; and underlying demand for streaming contributed to the momentum in the quarter.

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Revenue for the quarter was higher in line with a growing paying customer base. Revenue recorded of $5.2 million represented an increase of 9 per cent on the previous quarter. The growth came from an increase in the number of monthly subscriptions and demand for additional streaming of pay per view movies and pay per episode TV series. Continue reading »

QuickflixTelecom’s announcement that they’re entering the streaming content market is not a real surprise but as this statement from Quickflix says, it does change the dynamics and quite possibly for the better.

Quickflix, New Zealand’s premiere streaming entertainment service, has responded to news that Telecom intends to launch a video streaming service in New Zealand in competition with Quickflix.

Managing Director Paddy Buckley says: “We note the news that Telecom intends to follow Quickflix into the video on demand market. We believe increased competition in this space is a good thing for Kiwis and that Telecom’s entry can help to build awareness among consumers. As the first such service to launch in New Zealand and as leader, not only do we stand to benefit from increased consumer awareness but we will now work even harder to deliver the best service for all Kiwis. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »