A new movie’s journey: from the cinema to your TV screen
Published on 24/05/2018 in Showtime!
Regularly watching a brand-new blockbuster at home is the ideal way of unwinding after a busy day or working week. Especially if you love movies. But how long do you actually have to wait once the movie you want to watch has left the silver screen? I looked into this for you.
And what did I find? Every Flemish and foreign film more or less treads the same path, heading in the direction of our on-demand catalog and the Movies & Series Pass, and within quite a predictable time frame. Here’s why.
- In the movie theaters
Everything obviously kicks off with the premiere at the cinema. Armed with a tub load of nachos or popcorn you'll be able to watch your average movie there exclusively for about 3 months on average. After that, the time is ripe for the film to make the transition to your TV screen, smartphone or tablet.
- Available on demand in our catalog
For a period of about 5 months, you’ll thus be among the first to have access to the film at home. Both the new movies available and the period during which you can rent them on demand from us are exactly the same as with Telenet and other providers.
- Available to watch exclusively via the Movies & Series Pass
Some 8 to 9 months after their release in the movie theaters, certain films are purchased exclusively by Proximus, just like Netflix does. For example, you can currently watch the second season of The Handmaid's Tale only with Proximus via our Movies & Series Pass. In this Pass, available for a fixed charge per month, we group together other recent blockbusters and classics, along with a host of great series.
- Broadcast on TV channels
About 20 months after being released, the time has come for the film to be broadcast to the general public "for free" on TV. What movie is shown on what channel depends on the agreements the channels have made with the distributors.
- Immortalized in catalogs
After some 3 years have passed since the release on the big screen, all providers assess to what extent the film has become a classic and whether it fits in with the rest of their offering. Depending on that decision the film may for instance return to the Movies & Series Pass or you can watch it via Netflix.
Does this make you want to see new blockbusters? With the Movies & Series Pass you can watch the best movies and series without limit. And best of all, you can also choose it as the TV bundle included with your Tuttimus pack.