Giving viewers the ability to access the film and TV content they want on-demand is now a prerequisite for all set-top boxes and streaming services and in this respect BT has just announced its latest deal which will give customers access to a huge catalogue of on-demand films.
The films from the Miramax studio, which include Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1 & 2 and even some films not made by Quentin Tarantino, will only be available to BT Vision Unlimited subscribers. These customers will be able to access the Miramax films in a unique Miramax-branded environment, in the BT Vision Film area.
BT Vision gives users access to 50 Freeview channels, 20 radio stations as well as letting them pause, rewind and record live TV. Like Virgin TiVo customers, and soon Sky customers too, BT Vision users can access catch-up content from BBC iPlayer and ITV Player.
The BT Vision Unlimited package, which will now include the Miramax films, costs £12.50 per month and gives users access to on-demand film, sport and children’s TV including ESPN and an option to include Sky Sports 1 and 2.
Miramax films are also available on Netflix, which has recently entered the UK and Ireland marketplace, in direction competition with Lovefilm. With Sky indicating it will launch an Internet-only service in the first half of 2012, the competition in the online/on-demand/streaming sector in the UK is set to hot up in the coming months – which can only be good for us customers.