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A collapsed deal with Presto, a mystery merger in Shanghai, dwindling finances and a major restructure of its content arrangements -- in a fast-changing streaming landscape, what is the future of Quickflix?
With revenues falling, customer numbers dropping, increased competition and a collapsed deal with Foxtel, Quickflix is reaching for a lifeline in China, announcing a bid to buy an unnamed Shanghai-based film and TV company.
Quickflix has signed a deal with Foxtel to offer its suite of Presto subscription video-on-demand bundles through the Quickflix pay-per-view platform.
Speculation is mounting over the future of Quickflix as the company entered a trading halt ahead of a "material commercial agreement" relating to its streaming business.
Quickflix has posted results for the first quarter of 2015, saying that the increased hype around rival video streaming launches has boosted demand for the service, but the company has lost more than AU$850,000 since the start of 2015.
Last December saw more Quickflix customers with access to video-on-demand streaming than physical DVD rental for the first time in the company's history.
Quickflix is not concerned about losing customers as Netflix launches in Australia, but says there are some big legacy players with plenty to lose in Australia's streaming future.
The CEO of Quickflix has called on Netflix to "play by the rules" and to stop what it calls a breach of copyright by allowing "back door" access to its service in Australia.
Quickflix CEO Stephen Langford confirms "business as usual" after shares change hands, while he is eager to battle Netflix face-to-face in Australia.