Original author(s)Channel Four Television Corporation
Initial release1 November 2010
PlatformWindows (XP and later)
Mac OS X (10.4.8 and later)
Available inEnglish
TypeVideo on demand

Film4oD was a UK based video on demand service for Film4, from Channel Four Television Corporation and FilmFlex.[1] Film4oD officially launched on 1 November 2010, following two years of development by FilmFlex, with more than 500 films available at launch.[2] Film4oD has more new releases available to rent than iTunes, LoveFilm or Blinkbox, with many films available on the same day as DVD release and some on the same day as cinema release.[3]

Films are available for 48-hour rental and are streamed online using Microsoft Silverlight requiring a minimum broadband speed of 2 Mbit/s.[4] A download-to-rent option was added on 26 September 2011, allowing films to be watched while offline.[5]


The closure of the service was announced in early 2015 and it ceased business in July of that year.

Television platforms

TalkTalk TV

A separate Film 4 on Demand service is available on TalkTalk TV, this service is separate from the web base service and offers films for free to TalkTalk TV customers on channel 183.[6] Film 4 on Demand shows a wide range of films that include British film, US independent films, Hollywood blockbusters, drama and comedy, guilty pleasures, foreign and cult cinema.[7]


Film4oD was among the prospective content partners for YouView,[8] however Film4oD was not available on the service at its launch in July 2012.

See also


  1. ^ "Channel 4 launches Film4 on-demand". Digital Spy. 1 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Channel 4 launches Film4oD". 1 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Channel 4 pulls out the stops for the release of 127 Hours on Film4oD". Channel 4. 6 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Film4OD streams movies to your browser from only 50p". CNET. 2 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Film4oD adds download-to-rent option". Digital Spy. 26 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Tiscali TV package review". TechRadar. 27 September 2009. Archived from the original on 18 September 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Film 4 on Demand". TalkTalk TV. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  8. ^ "BSkyB cited on list of YouView content providers". Rapid TV News. 25 March 2011.