FlixFling, Music Choice Near Content DealOTT Provider to Add Music-Focused Channels, VOD to Subscription Mix 3/16/2016 6:15 PM Eastern
FlixFling, the company behind an over-the-top movie service, is poised to add music to the mix as it closes in on new deal with Music Choice, the multiplatform service that partnered up with several of the nation’s largest MVPDs.
FlixFling plans to integrate Music Choice, including about 75 streaming music channels, 25 streaming video channel and a VOD library of more than 20,000 music videos, to its core subscription service, which costs $7.99 per month, within the next couple of months.
All subscribers of the primary FlixFling service will gain access to Music Choice, though the plan is to eventually offer Music Choice on some of FlixFling’s other subscription services, according to FlixFling CEO Thomas Ashley.
FlixFling also sells subscription packages such as NatureVision TV ($2.99 per month), CineFest ($4.99 per month), and Dox ($2.99 per month), among others.
Ashley called the deal a “high priority” for FlixFling as it looks to add Music Choice content on its Web platform as well as its other apps and platforms, which include Android, iOS, the Xbox 360, Roku players, the Google Chromecast streaming adapter, and connected Vizio TVs, with smart TVs from LG and Samsung on deck.
FlixFling also has an electronic-sell through service that rents and sells movie titles.
The Philadelphia-based company has also been looking to complement its direct-to-consumer services by partnering with MVPDs, with Consolidated Communications the first one to be announced.
Earlier this month, FlixFling and Vubiquity announced a five-year video deal that gives the OTT service access to an influx of new releases via AnyVU Content Cloud, a multiscreen platform from Vubiquity that manages the distribution of movies and TV shows.
More detail about FlixFling’s service and strategy will be featured in an upcoming edition of Next TV, a section that runs each in week in Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable.