Stephen Langsford

Aussie SVOD service calls in administrators

Embattled Australian subscription on-demand service Quickflix has entered into administration. The Australian Securities Exchange-listed company has appointed partners from Ferrier Hodgson as voluntary administrators, though trading continues as usual. Quickflix’s New Zealand arm is not included in the administration process. Quickflix said it had taken the move as its struggled to raise new capital due […]

Oz SVOD service launches stinging attack on Netflix

Australian on-demand service Quickflix has accused US rival Netflix of encouraging users to illicitly access the latter’s platform. In a strongly-worded open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Quickflix CEO Stephen Langsford said Netflix was “enjoying a free ride in Australia” by ignoring “unauthorised ‘back door’ access” to its services. This was “taking revenue away […]

Quickflix to offer HBO series soon after US broadcast

Australian on demand platform Quickflix has scored a significant agreement with HBO that will allow it offer series such as Game of Thrones soon after their US broadcast. To this point, the only way to access premium HBO shows in Australia soon after their stateside bow was through Apple iTunes and pay TV market leader […]