The Viewster film and TV video-on-demand service has expanded its bouquet with films from leading independent cinema houses from around the world.
Based in Switzerland, Viewster is available in 120 countries worldwide and holds the rights for over 5,000 titles including classic and current Hollywood films, TV series, and other popular genre releases, as well as local content from more than 150 content partners that are distributed in 120 countries. It comes pre-installed on leading connected TVs, Blu-ray players and iOS and Android tablets and smartphones.
Under the terms of the new deal, Viewster has agreed deals with KinoNation, Renderyard and Moviehouse Entertainment to stream over 20 new titles on its site. Those films include the New York Independent Film Festival Award winner Dos, Academy Award-winning Shine and Shadow of the Vampire, starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich.
“We’re proud to feature festival films that have never been shown in cinemas or home entertainment before, like the double winner of the New York International Independent Film Festival DOS,” said Kai Henniges, CEO of Viewster. “This is a significant addition to Viewster’s already impressive independent film library that is available to Viewster’s users and visitors around the globe at the simple push of a button.”
“Viewster is a perfect strategic fit for KinoNation since we're a ‘super-aggregator’ for thousands of feature films provided by content owners all over the world,” said Roger Jackson, co-founder of KinoNation. “Our vision is that every film should be available to audiences in every country and in every language. More than any other global VOD platform, Viewster makes that vision viable — not in the future, but right now. That's why KinoNation is delighted to be a strategic partner.”