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Popcornflix.com™ Launches New Free Online Digital Movie Platform
Web Service Lets Users Watch Hundreds of Great Movies Free Anytime; Exclusive Titles and Wide Range of Genres Make Popcornflix.com the Movie Lover’s Go-To Online Movie Platform
NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 — Delivering free movies anytime, Popcornflix.com™ launched today providing a new online digital platform that allows movie lovers to watch great movies for free online anytime, anywhere in the U.S. The site is the first ad supported (AVOD) movie platform of its size created by an independent distributor/content owner. The site offers a wide range of genres, popular films and exclusive titles.
Popcornflix.com makes it easy to browse and select from hundreds of theatrically released and independent titles in a wide range of genres, including Comedy, Family/Kids, Drama, Horror, Spanish-language films, documentaries and more, all with an easy user interface. Movie lovers can choose a movie by genre, actor or director, select from the latest in new arrivals, pick from the site’s most popular films, or browse all of the films featuring some of Hollywood’s most popular and sought-after actors including Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo, Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins and many more.
Popcornflix is an ad-supported platform allowing free viewing; each film includes pre-roll, spot ads and banner ads that offer content and advertising partners a valuable movie viewing audience. A service of Screen Media Ventures LLC, a leading worldwide independent motion picture distribution company, Popcornflix.com taps into Screen Media’s vast library of more than 1500 motion picture titles.
“Popcornflix is one of the few legal, free to the viewer, digital platforms with a dedicated focus on streaming movies while delivering the highest quality digital resolution for the optimal viewing experience,” said Gary Delfiner, Senior Vice President of Digital Distribution for Screen Media Ventures. “With our focus on movies and not television or web series, offering a wide range of titles with a user-friendly interface, Popcornflix.com could quickly grow into the largest quality volume site of its kind.”
In addition to free instant viewing over any web browser, Popcornflix allows users to share the film with friends and others by posting a link instantly to their Facebook or Twitter account. The site offers the key art of the film along with a full description of each film as users roll over each title.
“The platform enables Screen Media to leverage its vast film library and industry partnerships to aggressively expand its extensive digital distribution through a new on-demand, online, digital platform. New titles are continually being added to Popcornflix and the site will offer more than 1,000 titles by the end of the year,” said Screen Media Ventures Executive Vice President David Fannon.
The service will expand internationally in the coming months, with additional distribution outlets also being made available, including web-enabled TVs, DVD players and set-top boxes—virtually everywhere movie viewing platforms are available.
To start enjoying a free movie right now, grab your popcorn and go to www.popcornflix.com.
Popcornflix.com™ is an online digital movie platform that lets movie lovers enjoy great movies for free, anytime. Featuring hundreds of popular titles and exclusive content, Popcornflix.com™ is a service of Screen Media Ventures LLC, a leading global independent motion picture distribution company with a broad distribution network that includes U.S. and international theatrical, home video, television, cable and new media distribution, with one of the largest independently owned motion picture libraries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.