BFI Announce A Streaming Player Launch

The British Film Institute are set to launch their own online streaming service, the BFI Player, which would compete with other popular UK streaming services like Netflix, LoveFilm and iTunes.

The service will enable film lovers to access the institute’s extensive archive of films, interviews, Q&As and red carpet events. Up to 10,000 films from the BFI archive are expected to be made available in digital format.

It will also host exclusive VOD premieres kicking off with the newly-restored documentary “Epic Of Everest” on October 18th, followed a week later by a day-and-date release of a wide theatrical release – the coming-of-age drama “The Selfish Giant”.

Source: Empire