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FlixFling Inks Streaming Rev-Share Deal With Rural Telcos

13 Jun, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

FlixFling, the Philadelphia-based transactional and subscription video-on-demand service, June 12 said it signed a revenue sharing agreement with the National Exchange Carrier Association, making its streaming platform available to member companies.

NECA, a membership association of rural U.S. telephone companies, will offer FlixFling to its customers in exchange for a percentage of revenue generated by monthly ($7.99) subscriptions and transactional purchases.

The agreement underscores the proliferation of smaller SVOD and transactional VOD platforms to third parties in a market dominated by Netflix, Amazon, Redbox and iTunes.

FlixFling subscribers will be able to access FlixFling’s extensive library titles across multiple devices using free FlixFling apps. Customers will also have access to MyFlix, a cloud-based digital locker system, making titles available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

“Other over-the-top streaming services devour bandwidth and until now have not offered revenue shares; it is important for smaller companies to maintain a balance while providing great products and services to their customers,” FlixFling CEO Thomas Ashley said in a statement.

The service — which features a catalog of 8,000 major studio movies and pay-TV episodic series as AMC Networks’ “The Walking Dead,” and Starz original series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and “Party Down” — recently inked a content license agreements with Magnolia Pictures and Image Entertainment.

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