A new service from Brazil is hoping to get Hollywood movies online.
Brasilia-based FilmmakerOnline is hoping its service will replace movie makers’ websites, but it won’t be a replacement for those.
Instead, the service will let users download movies to their computers and then watch them online without the need to use their internet service provider’s bandwidth.
The service, which is launching in Brazil in early April, will provide access to movies that are stored on cloud servers and that are protected from pirates.
The first movie that comes to mind is a film called “La Cancia” (A Day Without You), which won an Oscar for best foreign language film last year.
Filmmakers have been reluctant to give up on their online video services because of the risks of piracy, and they’ve tried to find ways to pay for bandwidth to run their sites.
Brisbane-based company FilmmakingOnline is also one of the first companies in Brazil to start a subscription service.
Brent Salsman, president of the company, told The Next Weblog: “We are in a transition stage, we need to find new solutions.
We think the solution we offer can help a lot of our users.”
We can do the same in movies, he added.
Filmmakingonline is also planning to expand its service to other countries.
“We want to expand globally in terms of movies.
We’re looking at some other countries in Latin America,” Salsmans said.
Filmakers are looking for ways to make money from their films online, Salsons said.
He said that if the service succeeds, they may even be able to get film studios to allow the movies to be downloaded to their devices.
FilmbakersOnline plans to launch its service in the next few months in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.