World Movies partners with Stan

2014-11-24_1109SBS-owned World Movies has partnered with Nine-Fairfax video streaming service, Stan.

It will supply international cinema titles, plus some SBS television titles including Housos, Wilfred Better Man, The Killing, The Bridge and Prisoners Of War and more.

Michael Ebeid, CEO of SBS, said: “Diversity is at the heart of SBS and we are thrilled that many of SBS’s original productions will form part of the launch lineup for Stan. We are big believers in the power of locally made Australian television and see Stan as contributing to the ongoing strength of our television landscape.”

Chris Keely, General Manager of Subscription TV at SBS, welcomed the addition of Stan to the World Movies family, saying: “World Movies has long been Australia’s home of international film, showcasing the best films from around the world. World-class content continues to be a key driver to digital platforms, making Stan a natural home for World Movies.”

Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan, said: “With Stan, Australians will have a value-for-money entertainment service that makes premium content accessible to everyone. Our partnership with SBS and World Movies shows a commitment to collaborating with the industry’s best in bringing a new standard of entertainment to Australians.”

World Movies showcases the best in international cinema. With films from over 45 countries in more than 70 languages, the channel is committed to bringing stories of the world directly to Australian audiences. Bold, gripping, liberating and sometimes explicit, World Movies will offer Stan viewers films from genres that range from cult classics to adult, and action to drama.


  1. I would be disappointed if this deal limited the content on sbs on demand. Surely these svod’s are about getting content not easily assessable on free to air or free to air catch up sites not about creating a service that takes what’s already available.

  2. World Movies’ business model is based around showing R rated softcore (and in some cases hardcore) porn movies repeated all weekend.

    SBS will presumably still catch-up shows on their TV channels for a fortnight. After that they will be available on Stan. I would expect On Demand to stop showing stuff that is on Stan. But they currently use it to cannibalise World Movies, so you never know.

    World Movies has always been available for $10 on top of Foxtel basic package.

  3. As with Stan’s deal with MGM it makes me wonder how this impacts Foxtel. MGM’s deal involved exclusive SVOD rights which made me think that Foxtel Movies and Foxtel channels which carry MGM titles won’t be affected in terms of their satellite channel but will result in a blackout of their airing via IPTV means (Foxtel Go/Play/Presto). However, given I don’t see anything about exclusivity in this deal I assume World Movies will continue to operate as normal both broadcasting and online. Can anyone weigh in as to whether I’m on the right track?

  4. I’d be interested to see the Australian content from 9 and Fairfax, but this looks to be the better option for Australian streaming video.

    Can’t wait to lose myself with Stan.

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