Quickflix to stream movies on BlackBerry 10 devices

Quickflix to stream movies on BlackBerry 10 devices

Summary: Quickflix to bring its subscription and pay-per-view movie-streaming service to RIM's upcoming mobile OS.

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Troubled movie-streaming company Quickflix has joined forces with troubled mobile vendor Research In Motion (RIM) to deliver video content on BlackBerry 10 OS devices in early 2013.

The subscription and pay-per-view movie-streaming service will be available through connected BlackBerry 10 OS L-Series and N-Series devices, according to Quickflix.

"We are delighted to be introducing our digital streaming to BlackBerry devices, as we continue to provide consumers with the most accessible streaming services in the market," Quickflix Chairman and CEO Stephen Langsford said in a statement.

The company is currently in financial strife, culling one-third of its workforce to cut costs, but that hasn't stopped it from expanding its services to new devices. This week, Quickflix announced partnerships with Humax and Kobo to stream content to internet-connected PVRs and new-generation e-readers, respectively.

RIM is also looking at a grim future if its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, which will be released next month, fails to gain any traction in the market. The vendor is struggling financially, haemorrhaging market share as consumers continue to rapidly adopt Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices.

Topics: E-Commerce, Mobility, Australia

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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  • Already

    The PlayBooks already have pay per view video streaming from Rovi.
    Susan Antony
  • All companies downsize!

    I suppose the author believes that every major corporation in America that down-sizes is "troubled"? Blackberry is expanding its reach all around the globe and increasing sales and territory in Asia...yeah, very troubling indeed.
    IsMarkWright