Now that most streaming choices are either monthly subscription services or free ad-supported channels, the brand-new Flix Premiere returns to cable’s pay-per-view rental model: each film costs $4.99 and must be watched within 24 hours. Indie film buffs can also rent five films for the price of four.
Following an earlier launch in the UK, Flix Premiere says that US viewers can now catch previously unavailable new films on its website, or via smartphone apps. The company plans to add streaming media devices, including game consoles, later this year.
The first 12 films being offered are A Nightingale Falling, Changeover, Get Happy, I Put A Hit On You, Lipstikka, Love Me Do, Noble Fir, Sonata for Cello, Tension(s), Tula: The Revolt, Cabin Crew and The Paddy Lincoln Gang.
Premiere Flix also features what it calls “Red Carpet” film premieres, promising “behind-the-scenes footage, cast and production interviews and much more.” The first two Red Carpet offerings, both offered during five-hour evening windows, will be Interwoven, with Oscar-Winner Mo’Nique, on Friday, July 1, and Superbob on Saturday, July 2.
The Flix Premiere launch follows the recent announcement of another independent films-on-demand channel, CineFlix Digital On Demand.
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