Viewster

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Viewster
Viewster-Logo.jpg
HeadquartersZürich, Switzerland
Area servedglobal
Founder(s)Kai Henniges, Jörg Boksberger
CEOKai Henniges
IndustryVideo on Demand
Slogan(s)Viewster – finest movies on demand
Websitewww.viewster.com
Registrationnot required
Available inEnglish, Spanish, German, French, Italian, etc.
Launched2007
 
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Viewster
Viewster-Logo.jpg
HeadquartersZürich, Switzerland
Area servedglobal
Founder(s)Kai Henniges, Jörg Boksberger
CEOKai Henniges
IndustryVideo on Demand
Slogan(s)Viewster – finest movies on demand
Websitewww.viewster.com
Registrationnot required
Available inEnglish, Spanish, German, French, Italian, etc.
Launched2007

Viewster (official spelling: VIEWSTER) is a global provider of on-demand Internet streaming media. Viewster was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Viewster offers a broad range of free movies and several Hollywood productions for rent and sale.[1]

To watch movies on Viewster neither external software nor registration is required.

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History[edit]

Viewster AG was founded in 2007 by Kai Henniges and Jörg Boksberger in Zurich (Switzerland). Today Viewster has offices in Zurich, London, New York, Singapore, Adelaide. In 2011 the service was renamed from „Diva“ to „Viewster”.[2]

Today Viewster’s Video on demand service is available in more than 100 countries and in more than 10 languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Swedish und Turkish.

According to internal numbers, Viewster reaches 29 million unique visitors per month.[3]

Content[edit]

Movies[edit]

Viewster licenced a collection of more than 5000 titles. These include Hollywood films (e.g. from Warner Bros.) as well as Independent films from many countries in the world. The number of available movies may vary from country to country due to nation-specific contracts with content owners. The movie spectrum ranges from Thrillers, Comedy, Science fiction, Romance films, Action films, Dramas to Horror films. On top of that Viewster offers a choice of Short films and Classics.

TV shows[edit]

Lately Viewster started to offer a range of TV shows in some countries. These include The Inbetweeners, Peep Show, Shameless and many more.[4]

Business models[edit]

Free movies[edit]

The bigger part of the movies are available for free with short commercial breaks. No registration is required to view movies.

Movies for rent[edit]

Viewster also offers a range of Blockbuster movies for rent. A rented movie will be available for 48 hours. It can be watched repeatedly and on many different devices (Connected TVs, Computer, Tablet, Smartphone etc.). On Android and iOS movies can be downloaded and therefore also be watched offline, e.g. while travelling.

Movies for sale[edit]

By purchasing a movie it can be viewed anytime on every available device (via Stream) and if applicable downloaded (on Android and iOS).

Device support[edit]

To view movies on Viewster, a Broadband access is recommended due to high data volumes. On the website, it is recommended to use a broadband connection with a minimum speed of 4000 kbit/s.[5]

Internet[edit]

Movies and TV shows can be streamed worldwide via the website www.viewster.com. Depending on the DRM licence the film will be played in Adobe Flash Player or Microsoft Silverlight.

iOS and Android[edit]

In October 2012 Viewster released native iOS and Android applications to make the Video on demand service available on tablets and smartphones. The applications feature movie streaming and download.[6]

TV[edit]

Viewster is available on many Smart TVs , either pre-installed or available in the particular App Store.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viewster AG: Introduction, 2011
  2. ^ fierceiptv.com: DIVA AG adopts successful viewster brand across all operations, March 29, 2011
  3. ^ corp.viewster.com: Viewster breaks into top rankings in the US and UK, March 22, 2013
  4. ^ golem: Viewster bolsters TV offering with The Inbetweeners and Hundreds of More Great Titles, April 08, 2013
  5. ^ Viewster FAQs: System requirements, 2012
  6. ^ androidauthority.com: VOD Service gets new look, Android app, October 08, 2012
  7. ^ Viewster AG: DIVA to supply movie content for Philips NetTV, September 03, 2012
  8. ^ Viewster Blog: VIEWSTER brings quality movie content to Toshiba Places, August 07, 2011

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