During a press conference on 9 May 2016, UniversCiné Luxembourg, D’Filmakademie and the Film Fund Luxembourg, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Luxembourg, the European Commission’s Creative Europe Programme, UniversCiné Belgium, UniversCiné France and EuroVoD, launched VOD.lu, the first Luxembourgish video on demand platform dedicated to Luxembourgish and European cinemas.
Towards over 2,500 films in 2017
This new platform offers local audiences an engaging environment through which to discover an eclectic catalogue of films, focusing especially on Luxembourg and European films and talent. Its aim is to provide the Luxembourg public with a different take on cinema.
Launched with over 750 films presented in a curated and editorialised environment, VoD.lu operates in three languages (French, German and English) and offers a wide catalogue of Luxembourg-made productions and co-productions as well as European and international films. The selection includes feature films, documentaries, animation and short films, across a number of genres (thriller, comedy, drama, action, cult, classic, etc.), and covering numerous themes. The search filters also allow browsing according to year of production and nationality.
The launch catalogue – of which more than 140 films have been produced by, or in collaboration with, Luxembourg producers – will continue to grow in the following months, with the aim of activating and editorially presenting 2,500 titles before the end of 2017.
The films are available in SD and/or HD at a price point of between 6.99 € and 14.99 € to buy, and between 0.99 € and €3.99 € to rent (for 48 hours).
Mobile or TV - a flexible offer
VoD.lu is available across platforms and devices (iOS and Android), provides screen responsive technology (adaptability to screens and functionality of different devices) and continuum service, enabling download on one device, and viewing on another.
The entire VoD.lu catalogue is also available on Post TV’s VoD offer.
Continued collaboration with Luxembourg Film Producers / distributors and international sales agents will ensure the continued supply of new films. Other planned collaborations with film industry organisations such as the CNA – Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, national film festivals, events organised by D’Filmakademie as well as a number of international festivals, should provide VoD.lu with a strong international dimension.
(Source: press release by the National Support Fund for Audiovisual Production)