London-based production, distribution and international sales company 111 Pictures Ltd. and Envisionext Inc., a privately-held Sayreville, N,J.-based firm, today announced the launch of 111PIX.com, a full-scale media download service offering feature films, television programming and other entertainment content for viewing on all platforms worldwide. The companies claim 111PIX.com is the “first online and offline service […]
London-based production, distribution and international sales company 111 Pictures Ltd. and Envisionext Inc., a privately-held Sayreville, N,J.-based firm, today announced the launch of 111PIX.com, a full-scale media download service offering feature films, television programming and other entertainment content for viewing on all platforms worldwide.
The companies claim 111PIX.com is the “first online and offline service presenting studios, film and television sales organizations, distributors, producers and content owners with a universal platform that allows them to easily supply and manage their content online for download to any customer platform worldwide (i.e. PC, iPod, television set top box, etc.).”
111 Pictures Chairman Alki David said: “For the first time, content owners have a one-stop shop where they will receive the highest level of security on all entertainment downloads worldwide as well as a tracking and accountancy system, whilst being able to offer a unique multi-faceted service to the consumer at a very reasonable price.”
111PIX says it can provide content owners total control of their property. Using its content management software, studios, producers and distributors have the option to create their own online distribution site with 111PIX’s patent-pending technology or 111PIX can manage the site on their behalf. Content providers are given tools that allow them to manage their offline sales and distribution worldwide as well as market their library direct to customers online and with the same content manager, providers can also manage their retail inventory online.
111PIX also offers special new accountancy software that can track all territorial restrictions and holdbacks. This patent-pending technology distributes, markets and manages content worldwide (transparently in real time) while respecting other rights owners and territories. 111PIX says it is the first system to integrate these international components with the capabilities of a traditional CDN, delivering faster download speeds while maintaining high standards for reliability and security.
To ensure the safety of content and protection against copyright theft, 111PIX uses the latest copy protection technology to copy protect 100% of the content available on the service.
11PIX lists capabilities for the consumer on 111PIX.com that include its “DVD on the Fly” patent-pending technology that lets consumers create their own compilation DVDs. Available on PC, Mac and Linux operation systems, 111PIX gives customers the ability to take their favorite video content on-the-go by simply downloading features, trailers, TV episodes and stills from the Web site. There is also a 24-hour customer service line.
Initial cost structure for content providers involves a one-time $18 per hour fee to encode the content to multiple online formats with discounts made to libraries exceeding 100 titles. Consumers will pay approximately $3.50 per movie.
111 Pictures will launch its video library SuperMall in the third quarter of 2007. Currently, there are more than 900 titles available, but the company plans to add thousands of films and thousands of hours of TV programming to its SuperMall through a broad range of content licensing agreements over the next few months.
111 Pictures has committed to spending more that $200 million to promote the SuperMall through private equity and international investments. The company adds content to its SuperMall at no extra charge on a non-exclusive basis.
111 Pictures will be at NATPE in the booths 1567 and 1666 in the IFTA Pavilion.