Virgin Media yesterday announced the launch of an online on-demand movie service powered by FilmFlex Movies, the same company behind their TV-based on-demand movie service. The online version offers hundreds of titles to watch by streaming to your computer. Films can be viewed an unlimited amount of times within a 48 hour period and you must be connected to the Internet to watch them.
"Virgin Media already offers the UK's leading movies on demand TV service and we wanted to bring the same high-quality, easy-to-use experience to film fans online. Virgin Media Online Movies will help visitors discover and enjoy a whole world of film and we'll continue to develop the service by adding download functionality, even more titles and a great choice of HD films to the line-up."Alex Green, (Executive Director, Commercial, TV and Online) Virgin Media
Virgin recommend a 4Mbps broadband connection to be able to view films successfully, and users should remember that downloads from this service would count towards any usage limits you have on your broadband connection. You do not need to be a Virgin customer to sign up but you do need to be in the UK to watch content.