Danish streaming service Blockbuster from TDC is expanding into Sweden, Finland and Norway, accorxding to the Breakit website.
“Our movies come straight from the cinema. Blockbuster will have had the movies available for a year once they become available on Netflix and HBO,” said Blockbuster CEO Casper Hald to Breakit.
However, Blockbuster is a transactional VOD service and therefore has access to the first release window after theatrical release and airplane distribution. It’s competitors Netflix and HBO have a subscription model, but both now profit from their huge investments in original content, to which they have first access.
The Danish company claims 300,000 paying customers, who can choose among 8,000 movies and 350 seasons of TV series in Denmark. In Sweden, about 4,500 titles will be available at prices ranging from SKR9 – SKR49 per title.
The Danish TDC Group acquired the Blockbuster brand in January 2014 and has since developed a T-VOD service in Denmark, which it is now taking to the other Nordic territories.