Film Fresh Movie Downloads Now Available In DivX format
DivX and Film Fresh have announced that Film Fresh customers can now download and own their favourite films from distributors such as Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Brothers in the high-quality secure DivX format. Film Fresh is the first U.S. download-to-own (DTO) online store to provide major motion pictures from some of Hollywood’s biggest movie distributors. Owners of DivX certified appliances can now download and play to their heart’s content on their favourite device, be it DVD players, digital TVs, gaming consoles, Blu-ray disc players, and portable DVD players.
Film Fresh is an online film destination offering a one-stop shop for movie lovers of all types and ages at FilmFresh.com. In addition to Film Fresh's large catalog of Hollywood movies and films from around the world available on DVD and via download, the site offers daily commentary on new films, and extensive opportunities for audiences to communicate using the latest social networking applications.
Titles available for download at Film Fresh will include the latest weekly Hollywood releases; recent popular films such as Pineapple Express, 17 Again, 3:10 to Yuma, Hancock and Watchmen; arthouse titles like The Lives of Others, Religulous and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; contemporary horror films such as My Bloody Valentine and the Saw franchise; classics like Glengarry Glen Ross, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Reservoir Dogs; popular franchises like Spider-Man, Harry Potter, The Matrix and Batman; plus a variety of films for children, including Stuart Little. The catalogue of Film Fresh Hollywood titles in the DivX format (DivX 7 for Windows is also available in Chinese) is expected to grow quickly as new releases from all four studios become available for digital distribution.
"Film Fresh is now a one-stop shop for film enthusiasts of all kinds, and we are quite excited about our expansion into premium Hollywood content," said Rick Bolton, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Film Fresh. "Our partnership with DivX goes back to the founding of Film Fresh. We have always believed that DivX offers the best download choice for consumers, since it gives people the freedom to own and watch films on a wide variety of electronic devices from many different manufacturers. It's a good fit with Film Fresh's central mission--expanding the audience for film. Download-to-own is going to play a critical role in the future of film distribution, and Film Fresh will provide the films people want to see, in whatever form they want to see them."
"Through our agreements with Film Fresh and the studios, we are able to bring Hollywood movies in the high-quality DivX format to U.S. consumers for the first time," said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer of DivX, Inc. "This brings the DivX vision to reality by giving consumers the freedom to download high-quality DivX videos and enjoy them on any DivX Certified device from top manufacturers. With millions of DivX devices shipped, including DVD players, Blu-ray players, mobile phones, digital televisions, and gaming consoles DivX presents a powerful consumer-focused open solution that is ubiquitous and already in many homes."
About Film Fresh
Film Fresh is the site for film lovers, offering a rich catalog of Hollywood, foreign, and indie films that represent the best in movie making from around the world. At www.FilmFresh.com, viewers can read about and discover new films and exchange ideas, as well as purchase films for download. It has offered both DVDs and DivX film downloads since its inception, featuring independent and international titles from Koch Lorber, E1 Entertainment, Wolfe Releasing and other arthouse content providers. The company, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, was founded in 2005 by former digital executive Rick Bolton. The firm's management team also includes Mike Arrieta, former Executive Vice President, Digital Distribution and Mobile Entertainment at Sony Pictures, who recently joined Film Fresh as a Partner.
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment--the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 200 million DivX devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
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