Introducing DocPlay

Posted Friday 02 Dec 2016

DocPlay has opened its doors to documentary lovers in Australia and New Zealand. Dedicated to becoming the streaming hub for the world's best documentaries, DocPlay is a VOD (video on demand) service available on several devices, both at home and on the go.

DocPlay currently features over 130 documentary films, a catalogue which will rapidly grow with titles from a broad range of content creators and distributors.

The service has a strong focus on curation, bringing audiences the best documentaries from categories including Art & Culture, Music, Science & Nature and Sports. Titles available include Academy Award winners, festival favourites and cult hits.

Supported by Screen Australia's Enterprise Industry fund, DocPlay also has a focus on local content, with over 20 Australian titles available at launch and a commitment to regular additions of Australian and New Zealand documentaries.

DocPlay is designed to deliver a full plate of documentary content to audiences throughout the year, and is available as a monthly premium subscription service priced at $6.95 (or $69.95 annually) with full ad-free catalogue access. A rotating hand-picked selection of the catalogue is also available to stream free.

DocPlay is currently available via the website, on Apple iOS, and on Android. Users can stream DocPlay content via their PC, Mac, phone and tablet. Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay are also supported - giving audiences the ability to stream on their TV. Further platforms will be available in 2017.

DocPlay is Madman Entertainment's second proprietary VOD service, and will share the same base platform as Anime streaming service AnimeLab. Launched in 2014, AnimeLab now has over 500,000 registered viewers in Australia and New Zealand and streams over 730,000 hours of video content each month. Since its launch, AnimeLab has maintained a rating above four stars on the Apple App Store and Google Play.