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Quickflix To Expand Into New Zealand
Finally, a spot of positive news for Quickflix. The Australian online DVD rental and subscription streaming service just emerged from a trading halt in its shares after the departure of several board members amid a restructuring entailing job cuts and slashing advertising. Today Quickflix trumpeted a deal with New Zealand’s Freeview to launch its film and TV streaming service via a HD channel with a potential reach of 500,000 Kiwi households in 2013. Owned by free-to-air broadcasters TVNZ, Mediaworks, Maori Television and Radio New Zealand, Freeview is available in 86% of TV homes and competes with the News Corp-controlled pay-TV platform Sky. Quickflix will offer a combination of subscription movies and PPV.- Don Groves. (more…)

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