Nanotech, owner of Ultraflix 4K video on demand, secures 950 new movies via licensing deal with Paramount
Stephan Jukic – August 26, 2015
Nanotech Entertainment, one of the up-and-coming pioneers of 4K streaming video has announced (as of the 25th of August) that the company has signed a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures which is supposed to give users of Ultraflix access to a whole new collection of more than 950 movies.
The titles will be available to subscribers of Ultraflix as of September 1st, 2015 and mark a major stepping stone in establishing Ultraflix as a serious competitor to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The very diverse library of Paramount content includes a massive selection of classic movies, blockbuster hits from recent times and some very popular Hollywood movie franchises. Users of Ultraflix will be able to access movies like: Chinatown, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Godfather, Star Trek (2009), War of the Worlds (the modern version), Transformers, Minority Report, World War Z, the Hunt for Red October and comedies like The Legend of Ron Burgandy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Airplane, Jackass: The Movie and a whole pile of other films.
Ultraflix itself claims that one of the keys to their success at expanding in the streaming UHD media market is the ability to deliver a superb content experience without requiring excessive bandwidth resources. The company further claims to be able to stream “virtually lossless” 4K ultra HD video via a connection of less than 5Mbps. If this is indeed the case, it represents a considerable improvement over the compression rates and bandwidth requirements of rival services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, both of which insist that their 4K subscribing customers have home internet connections of at least 15 to 20Mbps for 4K content and 3 to 5 Mbps for Full HD content.
Ultraflix is available on a wide range of 4K TVs as a downloadable app. Brands that accept the Ultraflix service include Samsung 4K TVs, Sony models and Vizio’s highly affordable M and P-Series 4K UHD sets.
Individual titles can be rented through the Ultraflix app and held for 48 hours.
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