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Video Island (Merged with ScreenSelect)

Launched in September 2003, Video Island is a personalized home entertainment subscription service, offering membership to a DVD library with over 17,000 titles and growing, which the company deliver to consumers at no cost, without due dates, or hidden costs.

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Elevator Pitch
Following in the footsteps of the online DVD rental craze in the US, the UK market is tipped for exponential growth. Having secured partnerships with Tesco, Comet, MSN, Toys R Us and Postmasternetwork, Video Island now has access to 20m online users, 6m online shoppers and 5000 stores. With a sophisticated technology platform, advanced multi-channel personalisation capabilities and a team with unrivalled industry expertise, Video Island are set to shape the future UK DVD market.

Contact Information

Video Island Entertainment
Studio 8, Europa Studios, Victoria Rd
London NW10 6ND
United Kingdom
+44 (0)208 951 9860
+44 (0)208 951 9851
Brenna Abel
+44 (0)208 951 9863

Company Facts
Founded:Dec 2002
Founders:Saul Klein, William Reeve, Alex Chesterman
CEO:Saul Klein
CTO or technical lead:
CFO or finance director:William Reeve
Head of Sales:Alex Chesterman
Head of Marketing:

Sector:Internet commerce
Profitability:Not Profitable
Funding raised:Yes
Funding sought:No
Seeking Partnerships:Yes

Non-executive Board Members

  • George Coelho, Partner, Balderton Capital (Benchmark Capital Europe)
  • Danny Rimer, Partner, Index Ventures
  • Simon Cook, Investment Director , Cazenove Private Equity (Merged w Prelude to form Esprit Capital Partners)

    Key Customers

  • Comet
  • Boots
  • Real Networks
  • Top Up TV
  • Radio Times

    Key Business Partners

  • Tesco
  • MSN
  • ITV
  • easyGroup
  • Dixons Retail Group

    Key Competitors

  • Blockbuster

    Capital Raised
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