Spanish rights society Egeda has launched Filmotech.com, A VOD service offering Spanish and European titles at a price lower than DVD rental costs.
Run by Egeda Digital, the site currently offers around 250 live-action features, shorts, documentaries and animated movies which either never received DVD distribution or can no longer be found at videoclubs.
This selection will be expanded by around 400-500 audiovisual works each year as the organsiation's catalogue of 6,000 titles is digitalised.
The site's arrival comes at a time when P2P piracy in
Spanish Video Union (UVE) statistics show a piracy index rise from 5% to 60% in the last three years. '
Filmotech will offer titles, including Juan Antonio Bardem's Death Of A Cyclist and Nicole Kidman horror The Others, at rental costs of between $1.30 and $2.60 depending on their age, compared with video rental prices of around $4 to $7. Most of the titles will be released concurrently with their home video release in