Streaming service for independent movies reveals plans for Australian roll-out

A new online streaming service which only releases independent “never before seen movies” has plans to enter the Australian market in the next six months, according to a report on Fox Business.

Flix Premiere, which is based in the UK, has just rolled out in the US and has plans to expand to France, Germany, Canada, Spain and Australia in the next two quarters.Flix Premiere

Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere, told “The truth is that you have the blockbusters in the theatres. Then you got movies that are great for TV but all these independents out there don’t have a direct platform. So, a lot of movies get made and they don’t recruit their investment and great movies don’t get seen.”

Warner described the streaming service as “distributor meets the cinema”.

“What we are doing is transformational because we’re not going to bombard you with a thousand movies. We are going to give you eight or nine and then we are going to immerse you into the story.”

Flix Premiere will work on a pay-per view model with each movie costing US users US$4.99, with part of the revenue going directly into the hands of filmmakers.

If the platform does roll out locally, it will be competing with Netflix and local streaming services Stan and Presto.



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