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Discover.film adds BFI content

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Streaming service has struck a content deal with the British Film Institute (BFI), which will add hours of archive film content to the platform.

The global platform specialises in premium short movies, documentaries, dramas & kids series across a wide variety of genres and languages. As part of the content deal, it will host a dedicated strand of curated content, selected from the BFI’s archives. The archives are one of the largest collections of film and television in the world.

Highlights include:

  • Ridley Scott’s debut film, Boy and Bicycle,
  • French propaganda film, Bon Voyage, by Alfred Hitchcock,
  • Gurinder Chadha and her 1990’s documentary I’m British But… 
  •  Amelia and the Angel by maverick British film director Ken Russell.

Announcing the deal, the Head of Content and Acquisition for discover.film Jaine Green said:

“It’s been a fascinating to dive head-first into the BFI archives and we’ve unearthed some real gems. Britain has an outstanding legacy for producing ground-breaking short films, particularly non-fiction content. The BFI’s archive collection dating back over 100 years of British filmmaking is a national treasure in the true sense and a credit to the experts who care for the library.  We are delighted to be able introduce these classic short films to a new global market, hungry for such evocative filmmaking.”

How to access discover.film

Discover.film is available on:

  • Amazon Fire,
  • Apple TV,
  • Apple iOS,
  • Android TV,
  • Android Mobile,
  • Jio set top boxes,
  • Huawei,
  • Roku,
  • Samsung Mobile
  • Samsung TV Plus.

Discover.film content is also available through on ViacomCBS portal My5.

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