Easel TV, the multiscreen video software company, is celebrating a year of successful work on the Curzon Home Cinema service, with the addition of another media streaming device in the form of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick. The service will be showcased at the TV Connect exhibition and conference 28-30 April in EXCEL, London.
Fire TV Stick is a small, powerful stick that connects to the HDMI port on an HDTV for access to movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games, including Prime Instant Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Curzon Home Cinema. Fire TV Stick launched in the UK on 24th March, and has since become Amazon’s fastest-selling UK device ever in the week after going on sale.
Easel TV designed and developed the Curzon Home Cinema website and applications for multiple connected devices using its Suggested TV platform – a cloud-based software-as-a-service solution for multi-screen content delivery with a televisual user experience.
Curzon Cinemas re-launched its Curzon Home Cinema service and delivered a video on-demand service in May 2014, giving viewers access to thought-provoking cinema at home or on the move.
The service is available on Freesat Freetime, Samsung Smart TVs, tablets, PCs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV and now Fire TV Stick.
At TV Connect, Easel TV co-founder Bill Scott (pictured) and director of Curzon Home Cinema, Phil Mordecai, will be presenting a case study with Amazon in the Connected Innovation Theatre at 12.10 on 29 April.
The Curzon Home Cinema service last week won the award for Best Content Delivery Service at Mediatel’s Connected Consumer Awards. The awards are now in their third year and are held in celebration of those pioneering new advertising, technological and commercial opportunities in the connected industry.
Bill Scott, chief operating and commercial officer, Easel TV commented: “Over the last year we have worked closely with Curzon Home Cinema to develop and roll out increased functionality across multiple platforms including this month’s successful Fire TV Stick launch. Curzon is able to further monetise its catalogue of independent film and help consumers find content they would be interested in watching.”