PayWizard powers payments for Curzon Home Cinemas

The MyPayWizard e-Wallet provides simple and easy-to-use payment processing for Curzon viewers

London, 9 September 2014 – PayWizard, the specialists in next generation subscriber management for multiscreen pay-TV, is powering payments for Curzon’s Video on Demand (VOD) service Curzon Home Cinema. As the chosen payment provider for the Curzon Home Cinema service, PayWizard makes it easy for Curzon viewers to pay for the films they want, when they want, across a number of internet connected devices including PC, Mac, tablets, smartphones and selected Samsung connected TVs.

Curzon Home Cinema is available on BT TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Freesat’s Freetime service, allowing viewers to watch the latest cinema releases, as well as a collection of contemporary and classic films, from the comfort of their home. The Curzon Home Cinemas website also provides viewers with exclusive additional content, including curated film seasons, cast and crew bios, and online festivals.

“The way viewers watch content is changing, so it is more important than ever to make sure that they can watch the films they want, and pay for these efficiently and securely via the MyPayWizard e-Wallet,” said Phil Mordecai, Director of Curzon Home Cinema. “We want to ensure that viewers get the same cinema-like experience from the comfort of their own home – but along with some added benefits, and being able to pay for that content quickly and easily, will add tremendously to the consumer experience. The multi-device service PayWizard offers, as well as providing access to extra content, makes the Curzon Home Cinema a powerful VOD offering”.

MyPayWizard is a secure payment solution, allowing customers to make payments of any size whilst supporting a range of flexible payment types. The e-Wallet is just one payment option the company offers through its PayWizard Enterprise solution, which supports 300 payment methods in 100 currencies worldwide. PayWizard Enterprise is an end-to-end platform that provides multiscreen subscriber management, pay-TV platform interoperability, as well as best of breed payment services to enable pay-TV platforms, VOD service providers like Curzon, and cable and MSOs to truly monetize the TV everywhere experience.

“VOD service providers like Curzon are just one of the types of customer we help to overcome the challenges presented by today’s TV everywhere landscape. As more companies deliver services across devices, they need to ensure they deliver an experience that is easy to use, and that making payments are just as simple,” said Jamie Mackinlay, Commercial Director, PayWizard. “The MyPayWizard e-Wallet enables viewers to pay for the content they want, however they like, and all at the click of a button, so whether that’s paying for a movie, adding vouchers or topping up accounts, we ensure that consumers have a quick, easy and pain-free experience”.

PayWizard partnered with Easel TV for design implementation over the site, making the Curzon user experience as seamless as possible.

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About PayWizard

PayWizard delivers next-generation subscriber management and billing solutions for today’s multiplatform world. Based on our cloud based Enterprise class software, we provide multiscreen subscriber management, pay-TV platform interoperability and a unique array of best of breed payment services to enable pay-TV operators and other media companies to truly monetise the TV everywhere experience.

Today it is becoming a strategic imperative for pay-TV operators to create compelling TV everywhere experiences that embrace new routes to market. Our PayWizard Enterprise Subscriber Management System (SMS) addresses these commercial challenges by using data-based monetisation and marketing strategies along with flexible delivery models to drive revenues and profitability on a global scale.

PayWizard has a proven track record in pay-TV, ensuring operators remain successful in today’s highly competitive TV landscape. Each year we enable more than $400million in pay-TV revenues for our global client base which includes leading media companies BT Vision, NBC Universal, ITV and Virgin Media.

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About Curzon Home Cinema

Curzon Home Cinema is a secure cloud based high definition video on demand platform that offers TVOD services to customers in UK and Eire. Curated by the expert Curzon Cinemas team, Curzon Home Cinema provides the very best in independent cinema from Hollywood mavericks to the latest foreign-language releases – all brought to you where possible on the same day as their cinema release.

About Curzon

Curzon is an integrated cinema and content distribution group. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cinemas, our ideas and our content.

Curzon Cinemas is the UK’s leading independent cinema group with fifteen venues across the country, combining exceptional venues and an innovative home cinema offering with a passion for high-quality film programming. We offer the very best in film, events and alternative content for a discerning audience.

Curzon Cinemas also works in partnership with Manchester Cornerhouse on their programming.

Curzon has three distribution labels: Curzon Film World Releasing, our long-established and much-loved film label Artificial Eye, and our genre label Chelsea Films. The Artificial Eye label has released more winners of the Cannes Palme d’Or than any other UK distributor, with titles including ‘The Class’ (2008), ‘The White Ribbon’ (2009), ‘Amour’ (2012) and ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’ (2013).

Curzon Film World, through its Curzon Film Rights 2 funding vehicle, recently produced its first film, ‘Le Weekend’, directed by Roger Michell and starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum. ‘Le Weekend’ was released in October 2013 and has grossed £1.4 million at the UK box office.

Fusion Media Sales is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curzon World, offering an independent home entertainment sales service to more than fifteen labels including Curzon Film World and Artificial Eye.