Belgian IPTV operator Belgacom TV has added 300 titles from the Mubi online movie service, with a further 200 to be added in May. The movies are available by subscription or individual rental.
Mubi is an online video portal offering independent, foreign and classic films. It is available by subscription for €12.99 a month or by rental for individual titles. A few classic titles are available for free, shorts costs €0.99, library titles €2.99 and new titles €3.99, with an additional €1 for HD versions. A rental will be available for a period of seven days after purchase.
The Mubi catalogue includes productions by directors such as Emir Kusturica, Michael Haneke, Lars von Trier, Gus Van Sant, the Dardenne brothers and Ken Loach, with movies including Life is a Miracle, Funny Games, Breaking the Waves, Mala Noche, La promesse, and The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
Mubi was founded in 2007 by Efe Cakarel, and the venture is backed by Celluloid Dreams, The Criterion Collection and Costa Films, supported by the Media programme of the European Union. Last November, Mubi announced an agreement with Sony PlayStation to make the service available on the PS3 game consoles. More than a year ago, a similar deal was signed between Mubi and Microsfot for inclusion in the Zune Video Marketplace for use on the XBox 360.