Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
Call publication date
16 May 2014
17 Sep 2015
Result publication date
26 Nov 2015
MUVIES.COM is a TVoD platform service delivering streams, downloads as well as cinema marketing across international territorial boundaries. The Distrify Player provides the core technology for realising film sales and monetising the catalogue.
Distrify's focus is on expanding each film’s audience using a number of key commercial, editorial and technological innovations. They place particular emphasis on helping audiences discover films they have not seen or perhaps never heard of before, and promoting cross-border accessibility through enhanced language features – both in terms of the interface languages of MUVIES.COM and promoting the catalogue through curating partners.
2015 was the second year of Distrify's Framework Partnership Agreement with Creative Europe and the grant received supported the global expansion of the platform. With this funding they were able to launch a fully redeveloped platform, including a number of innovations designed to increase the accessibility of their catalogue to international audiences and enhance accessibility in emerging territories. They also expanded their catalogue of European content, introduced new ways to view and pay for access, and implemented technological and linguistic localisation innovations to further enhance the accessibility of MUVIES.COM.
Stephen Green, Managing Director at Distrify Media, said:
"Distrify Media is proud to play a leading role in pioneering alternative online distribution methods for European film. The support we receive from Creative Europe has made a critical difference in our capacity to innovate new business models through creative use of video streaming technology, and to promote European cinema to a global audience."
Find out more about Creative Europe's 'Promotion of Audiovisual Works Online' scheme here.