The new startup company FilmOn has claimed that they will offer HD video streaming with little to no buffering time using a new compression technique they call HDi.
Using HDi, the company says the footprint of HD videos can be reduced to 2Mbps. The service did not explain how that type of compression is accomplished.
Many of the movies available on the site are free as well and costs are offset by private financing and the use of Amazon Web Services for hosting.
Alki David, the company’s founder, notes the service will work in the US and the UK and that “premium” movies are available, mainly new releases, for $6 to stream and $8 to buy.