The service allows network operators to offer their end customers the possibility to watch premieres of current movies at home. The offer starts with Emma, The Invisible Man, Trolls World Tour (from April 23, 2020) and The Hunt (from May 14) from Universal.
Usually, films are offered on video-on-demand (VOD) in parallel with the DVD and Blu-ray release, thus a few weeks after the movie has left the cinemas. With the new premium exploitation window, the films are already available in the living room in parallel with the theatrical release.
“We are the only provider offering network operators an IPTV solution with a seamlessly integrated video store. Now we additionally provide movies at the time of the theatrical release”, said Hans Kühberger, managing director of Ocilion IPTV Technologies.
“Currently, we are noticing a twofold increase in the number of film viewings, which speaks for the attractiveness of our VOD service. Furthermore, network operators can promote their offer with licensed image material,” Kühberger added. “We are in negotiations with other studios to offer even more films in the Premium Movie Package.”