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New online service gives NZers the hottest video content


MEDIA RELEASE
Wednesday 4 September 2013


New online service gives New Zealanders the hottest video content to rent, own and share – anytime, anywhere


New Zealand entertainment lovers can now instantly stream and download the hottest international releases and watch them on any device, anytime, anywhere, following the launch of a cutting edge new online service, EzyFlix.tv.

Launching in New Zealand tomorrow, Thursday Sept 5th 2103 by online retailer, Access Digital Entertainment (ADE), the transactional video-on-demand and download-to-own service is the first of its kind in the country, allowing users to view their purchased content on any connected device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Smart TVs, either on or offline.

CEO of ADE, Craig White, said EzyFlix.tv will help remove many of the barriers that exist for people wanting the best offerings in showbiz.

“New Zealanders are hungry for new release movies and US TV shows and tired of feeling like they’re behind the rest of the world. EzyFlix.tv provides affordable, convenient and timely access to top international video content, express from the US, without any subscription fees, contracts or the need for a set top box.

“It also allows people to build their own digital movie and TV library in the cloud and has been designed specifically to meet the needs of the ‘connected consumer’ who wants to be able to access their chosen content via multiple devices at any time,” said Mr White.

A former sales director for 20th Century Fox Australia, Mr White said EzyFlix.tv has struck content deals with major Hollywood studios and distributors including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros.

“We are also the first provider in NZ to offer television shows you can download-to-own and to retail UltraViolet (UV), a cloud-based digital rights system which offers people a digital ‘locker’ and gives them the ability to share purchased UV content with up to five friends for free,” he said.

From today, New Zealanders will be able to view a library of 2000 titles including popular movies like The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Silver Linings Playbook and A Good Day to Die Hard, with plans to grow the offering five-fold.

The service will offer ‘season passes’ to television shows including alerts to each episode’s availability immediately after its broadcast, and bite-size options will also allow users to ‘snack’ on TV episodes. For example, customers can own an episode of a hit show like Revenge, Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle and Supernatural for just $2.99.

Mr White said EzyFlix.tv will revolutionise digital entertainment in New Zealand, improving access and offering better value to both small and big screen fans from all walks of life.

“Capitalising on the opportunities presented by technologies such as high speed internet, WiFi, mobile broadband and play back devices, we offer top titles to both purchase and stream and we give people the freedom to choose how and where they play their videos, according to their lifestyle, needs and wants,” he said.


ENDS

About Access Digital Entertainment
Access Digital Entertainment (ADE) is an online retailer of filmed entertainment offering download-to-own, video-on-demand and UltraViolet services through proprietary brands in Australia and in the UK & Europe. Co-founder and CEO, Craig White, is a former sales director for 20th Century Fox and brand director for Fosters Brewing International. He co-founded Elan Media Partners which own Australia’s largest online retailer of home entertainment EzyDVD.com.au and the global brand wowhd.com. For more, visit http://www.accessdigital.tv/.


TOP TITLES

EzyFlix.tv’s Top Titles – New Zealand

Top Television Titles
1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. Castle
3. Revenge
4. Once Upon A Time
5. Pretty Little Liars
6. Big Bang Theory
7. Supernatural
8. Vampire Diaries

Top Movies by Genre

Comedy
1. The Guilt Trip
2. The Dictator
3. Anchorman
4. Incredible Burt Wonderstone
5. 21 and Over

Action
1. A Good Day to Die Hard
2. Last Stand
3. Expendables
4. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
5. The Avengers
6. Taken 2

Adventure
1. Oz the Great and Powerful
2. Hunger Games
3. Iron Man 3
4. Transformers
5. Lord of the Rings

Animation
1. Wreck it Ralph
2. Rise of the Guardians
3. Brave
4. Cars 2
5. Tangled
6. Shrek
7. Toy Story
8. Kung Fu Panda

Family
1. The Muppets
2. Tin Tin
3. High School Musical
4. Bedtime Stories
5. Snow Buddies
6. Enchanted
7. Up
8. Chronicles of Narnia

Drama
1. The Paperboy
2. Lincoln
3. Silver Linings Playbook
4. Life of Pi
5. Magic Mike
6. The Artist
7. War Horse
8. The King's Speech
9. The Godfather

Horror
1. Mama
2. Bait
3. The Devil Inside
4. Children of the Corn: Genesis
5. Jaws

Romance
1. Safe Haven
2. The Vow
3. The Notebook
4. The Back Up Plan

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