Viewster

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Viewster
Viewster Logo and Name.png
Available in English, Spanish, German, French
Headquarters Zürich, Switzerland
Area served global
Founder(s) Kai Henniges, Jörg Boksberger
CEO Kai Henniges
Industry Video on Demand
Slogan(s) Discover Originality
Website www.viewster.com
Registration not required
Launched 2007

Viewster is a global video on demand service that was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Viewster offers a wide range of ad-supported free TV shows and movies.[1]

To watch movies and series on Viewster neither external software nor registration is required.

History[edit]

Viewster AG was founded in 2007 by Kai Henniges and Jörg Boksberger in Zurich (Switzerland). Today Viewster has offices in Zurich, London, New York City, Berlin, Adelaide. In 2011 the service was renamed from "Diva“ to "Viewster."[2]

Today, Viewster’s Video on demand service is available in more than 120 countries. According to third party audits, Viewster reaches more than 39 million unique visitors per month [3] and ranked top 10 online video property in the U.S. in August 2014.[4]

Content[edit]

Movies[edit]

Viewster licensed a collection of more than 12,000 titles. These include anime, documentary film, classics, comedy and independent films from many countries around the world. The number of available titles may vary from country to country due to nation-specific contracts with content owners.

TV shows[edit]

Viewster has a broad range of TV shows in many countries. These include various anime series, some of them as simulcasts in European countries, Korean drama and Brit Shows, such as The Inbetweeners, Peep Show, Shameless and many more.[5]

Online Film Festival[edit]

On top of that, Viewster runs a quarterly online film festival[6] and claims that it’s the largest worldwide of its kind.[7]

Device support[edit]

To view movies on Viewster, a Broadband access is recommended due to high data volumes. On the website, it is recommended to use a broadband connection with a minimum speed of 4Mb.[8]

Internet[edit]

Movies and TV shows can be streamed worldwide via the website www.viewster.com.

iOS and Android[edit]

In October 2012 Viewster released native iOS and Android applications to make the Video on demand service available on tablets and smartphones.[9]

TV[edit]

Viewster is available on many Smart TVs, either pre-installed or available in the particular App Store.

Gaming Consoles[edit]

Viewster is available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 users.

References[edit]

  1. ^ listofthetop.com: About Viewster, 2016
  2. ^ fierceiptv.com: DIVA AG adopts successful viewster brand across all operations, March 29, 2011
  3. ^ corp.viewster.com: Viewster company info site Archived May 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., visited October 21, 2014
  4. ^ comScore: Releases August 2014 U.S. Online Video Rankings”, September 18, 2014
  5. ^ C21: Viewster tracks down Anime', October 13, 2014
  6. ^ Festival Page: Viewster Online Film Festival (#VOFF)[permanent dead link], visited October 21, 2014
  7. ^ Rue Morgue: Udo Kier joins Viewster film fest, September 11, 2014
  8. ^ Viewster FAQs: How can I prevent video buffering? , 2014
  9. ^ androidauthority.com: VOD Service gets new look, Android app, October 08, 2012

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