New Free Films Site Opens Big in the UK

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IndieMoviesOnline attracts 125,000 UK site users in launch month.

IndieMoviesOnline - Where movies run free

The advertising-funded format means we can reach millions of people with free films. It's a genuine alternative to illegal torrents.

New online venture IndieMoviesOnline is pleased to announce its UK launch figures.

The new video-on-demand site streams feature films free to the end user. During its launch month, June, the site attracted 125,000 unique users and delivered 2,000,000 advertising impressions.

"We are building a platform for independent filmmakers and bringing movie lovers free, quality films," says Peter Sermol, CEO of IndieMoviesOnline. "The advertising-funded format means we can reach millions of people with free films. It's a genuine alternative to illegal torrents."

IndieMoviesOnline hosts fully licensed films as well as providing movie lovers with daily news, reviews, interviews and community features. The site currently streams films in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, with more countries set to go live over the next few months.

The site's offering is independent films from around the world. The most popular films during June were Lantana, a multi-award-winning drama staring Geoffrey Rush; Doghouse director Jake West's comedy horror Evil Aliens; Jerry Stiller's The Independent; and Peter Greenaway's Rembrandt's J'Accuse.

IndieMoviesOnline shows free movies in DVD quality, within a large 830 x 465 pixel video player and streams a high quality version at around 1mb per second, and a lower quality version for those with slower internet speeds.

Film rights holders are paid a royalty each time a movie is viewed and revenue is generated by selling advertising before the feature presentation and in the editorial areas of the site. Once started, the films play uninterrupted.

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IndieMoviesOnline is a new film site, streaming free movies to watch on-demand along with movie news, reviews and community features. Launched in May 2009, the site is currently open in UK, USA, Canada and Australia. The service delivers streams via CDNetworks one of the worlds biggest content delivery networks, and advertising is sold through 24/7 Real Media a WPP company. The site was designed, built and is now operated by film-loving UK creative agency, Nipper. IndieMoviesOnline is funded by private equity.

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