Curzon has appointed Philip Mordecai as the director of Curzon Home Cinema.

Mordecai begins in the new role this week, taking responsibility for the day-to-day management of Curzon Home Cinema and continuing the expansion of the service, which saw Stephen Leach appointed as marketing executive in July.

Mordecai will report to Curzon COO Mel Alcock.

He joins from Shorts International where he served as president, EMEA. He has previously held strategic and management positions at MGM and BSkyB.

Curzon Home Cinema offers viewers in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to watch independent films - chosen by the team behind Curzon Cinemas - streamed in HD. Selected films are available to view on Curzon Home Cinema from the same day as their theatrical release.

Recent day-and-date releases have included A Late Quartet; Sundance title Breathe In; and What Maisie Knew, starring Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan.

The service is available via and on Samsung Smart TVs. There are plans to announce new platforms soon, according to Curzon.