MovieFlix Bows Subscriptions17 Mar, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel
MovieFlix March 17 became the latest movie rental service to unveil a revised subscription program. Under the new plan, members have the ability to pay based on their appetite for movie consumption.
The new pricing plans offer three subscription packages:
One week of unlimited access for $9.95, a monthly subscription for $11.95, and quarterly subscription for $28.95.
No.2 DVD rental service Movie Gallery March 16 unveiled a point-based subscription program.
Analysts say the surge in subscription programs underscore the services’ desire to lock in customers and cash flow during the current recession.
Founded in 1998, Los Angeles-based MovieFlix offers members download-to-own access to more than 4,000 titles representing largely vintage catalog fare, documentaries and assorted domain westerns, action, foreign and adult content.
The site does not have license agreements with any of the major studios.
Content is streamed via RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.
“MovieFlix is always looking for new ways to meet the needs of movie fans and provide great customer service,” said Opher Mizrahi, CEO and founder of MovieFlix. “We welcome current and new members to customize their subscriptions and personalize their [viewing] experience.”