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UPC to launch 'movies on demand'

Published 14/02/2010 | 05:00

IRISH film fans could be able to watch Hollywood movies on their televisions before they are released in the cinemas before the end of the year.

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Cable company UPC is planning to launch a "video on demand" service for its Irish customers.

Viewers can already access the RTE Player or TV3's Catch Up service on the internet. UPC -- known as Chorus NTL -- will provide a similar catch-up service through its boxes. It is believed that news and current affairs shows are the most commonly accessed shows on TV catch-up services.

Pre-release movies and other films are likely to be part of UPC's planned new offering, according to sources. UPC already operates a new release movies on demand service in the Netherlands, with prices beginning at 99¢ per movie, compared to a €9 cinema admission.

Sunday Independent

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