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12/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/21/2020 03:58

PANTAFLIX AG: Süddeutsche Zeitung, PANTAFLIX and Studio57 start digital TVoD-Portal 'SZ CINEMATHEK'


Süddeutsche Zeitung, PANTAFLIX and Studio57start digital TVoD-Portal: 'SZ CINEMATHEK'

Munich, Berlin, December 21, 2020. The digital SZ Cinemathek celebrates its premiere today with five selected film recommendations from the SZ editorial team. From now on, the film critics of the Süddeutsche Zeitung will choose five films a week, from classics to current titles, and recommend them to their readers. The films are available for digital rental in the 'Süddeutsche Zeitung Cinemathek'

Users of the SZ Cinemathek can rely on the sound film passion of trusted critics in the feuilleton - here, the films are hand-picked, curated and presented. Hence, it gives the viewer more time to watch films instead of spending a long time searching for the right film.

They begin with 'Ich und Kaminski' by Wolfgang Becker, 'Gravity' by Alfonso Cuarón, 'Dame, König, As, Spion' by Tomas Alfredson, 'Her' by Spike Jonze and 'Heidi' by Alain Gsponer.

The prices of the rental films range from 1.99 euros to 5.99 euros per film. The films can then be accessed for 48 hours within 30 days. SZ Cinemathek is a cooperation between Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, PANTAFLIX Technologies and Studio57.

The video-on-demand company PANTAFLIX Technologies, a subsidiary of PANTAFLIX AG, is responsible for the technical implementation. Studio57, a subsidiary of X Verleih AG, came up with the idea for this cooperation, brought the partners together and provides advice.

Stefan Hilscher, Managing Director Süddeutsche Zeitung: 'The Süddeutsche Zeitung with its renowned film critics stands for reliable quality - and also for comprehensive film expertise. This is now more alive than ever in our 'Süddeutsche Zeitung Cinemathek'. Carefully selected from all genres, we show five real connoisseurs' pieces every week and thus focus on class instead of mass. I am particularly pleased with this new and very trusting partnership with PANTAFLIX Technologies and Studio57. We have created a streaming portal with real added value.'

Rainer Knebel, Chief Technical Officer of PANTAFLIX AG: 'This collaboration is a win-win for everyone involved. It has been a pleasure to work in cooperation with Studio57 and Süddeutsche Zeitung - to bring filmmakers and movie lovers even closer together. We are proud to provide this technical end-to-end solution, from content licensing and technical development to the complete operations of the VoD service. In partnership with Studio57 and Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of the most comprehensive publishers and media houses in Germany, we can now offer moviegoers an excellent selection of high-quality films.'

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