Film Storefront vs. TV Storefront - What's the difference?

Most retailers have two distinct storefronts, one for film content and one for TV content. Titles can be delivered to either storefront, regardless of content type or length. Currently, Quiver only supports deliveries to film storefronts, but deliveries to TV storefronts will soon be possible through the platform as well.

There are several differences between film storefronts and TV storefronts:

  • The purchase/rental price of a title will differ depending on which storefront type the title is sold. 
  • Film storefronts do not support episodic functionality in the same way that TV storefronts do. Film storefronts sell titles as single entities (although titles can be sold as 'bundles', e.g. a trilogy can be sold as one bundle with three titles). TV storefronts allow for episodic content to be sold/rented on an episode, season, and series level.
  • Some retailers only allow for deliveries to film storefronts based on Quiver's contract with the retailer.

Here are some common myths about the differences between the two storefront types:

      Myth: Feature films cannot be sold on TV storefronts.

      Fact: Feature films can be sold on TV storefronts. Features can be sold as the only episode of the only season of a series on a TV storefront. This is great for made-for-TV films or one-off TV specials that may not sell as well on a film storefront.

      Myth: A web-series doesn't count as either film or TV content.

      Fact: Web-series can be sold on both film and TV storefronts. If a web-series is sold on a film storefront, the series can be either stitched together into one long feature or sold as individual titles for each episode. Web-series can also be sold on TV storefronts by combining episodes into seasons and series.

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