7 April 2011 – Ximon.nl, the new online streaming platform of the Dutch film and TV heritage institutions, was launched today. Over 650 hours of high quality feature films, documentaries and TV drama are now available for online viewing. The earliest work dates from 1901 and the latest productions were made in 2010. Prices start from 0.99 eurocents for a video. Ximon’s platform automatically adjusts the quality of the video stream, even up to full HD (1080p), depending on the end-users’ bandwidth and local computer power. Initiators EYE Film Institute Netherlands (Film) and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (TV) plan to make their whole digitised repository available through Ximon in the next couple of years. Selected films from the EYE Film Institute will also be made available via the European Film Gateway.
4 February 2011 – Videos and photos from Cineteca di Bologna’s diverse collections as well as the institution’s book and DVD editions are now available online at the Cineteca’s new cultural digital store CINESTORE. Many items offered by CINESTORE will also be made accessible via the European Film Gateway. Soon CINESTORE will also be available in English.