Flicks, Vista Group’s fan-friendly yet authoritative movie and TV website that has enjoyed popularity in New Zealand since 2006 and Australia since 2015, is launching in the United Kingdom this month. Flicks offers film and TV listings including local cinema showtimes and on-demand streaming availability as well as editorial contributions from local writers.
Flicks engages entertainment writers and tastemakers to curate a selection of recommended content intended to help fans discover their next favourite movie or television gem. Registered users can save titles to a watchlist and will soon be able to receive notifications when those titles become available in cinemas or via streaming. Following the website launch, Flicks is working to launch an iOS and Android app, offering a more accessible and seamless experience for mobile users. The Flicks App is expected to be available by the end of the year.
“Our mission is to become the UK’s destination to discover your next great watch, be it in cinemas or at home.” says Paul Scantlebury, CEO and co-founder of Flicks. “The release landscape is changing – there’s never been so much brilliant content available and so many ways to watch it. We’re here to help people navigate this. Our recommendations are made according to people not algorithms.”
Flicks includes nationwide cinema showtimes and listings from all major streaming platforms including Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and Apple TV+. Flicks currently reaches over 1.4 million consumers every month across its Australian and New Zealand sites. “We already have a number of UK visitors coming to our Australian and New Zealand destinations. We believe our brand and product offering will resonate with the British audience.”
For local showtimes and what’s big on streaming visit Flicks.co.uk.
Flicks is a leading movie, cinema and streaming website across New Zealand and Australia, reaching over 1.4 million consumers every month. Flicks allows consumers to find something good to watch and tells them where to watch it. Through rich editorial they highlight what movies and series are trending, and what’s recommended (according to people, not algorithms). With virtually an exclusive audience of moviegoers, Flicks provides the premier digital advertising channel for movie studios and distributors. Flicks is a company of Vista Group International Ltd (NZX & ASX: VGL)
About Vista Group International
Vista Group International Ltd (Vista Group) is a public company, founded in New Zealand in 1996 and listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges in 2014 (NZX & ASX: VGL). The Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), the originating business of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based software for the independent cinema market), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for movie information) provide an innovative range of complementary products across additional film industry sectors, from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the experience of the moviegoer. Vista Group has offices located in New Zealand (Auckland HQ), Sydney, Cape Town, London, Amsterdam, Groningen, Timi?oara, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.