'This is Not a Love Song'


Poster for the film 'This is Not a Love Song', 2002.

'This is Not a Love Song' is a 2002 British film directed by Bille Eltringham and written by Simon Beaufoy and featuring Michael Colgan, Kenneth Glenaan, David Bradley and John Henshaw. It was the first film to be streamed live on the Internet simultaneously with its cinema premiere. The film was available online 5–19 September 2003.

'This Is Not A Love Song' has a permanent place in British film history thanks to its innovative distribution. Between 5 and 19 September 2003, alongside a conventional theatrical release, it was simultaneously made available for paid digital download over home broadband networks. Around 100,000 people took up the latter option, and while much of this figure can be explained by interest in the medium rather than the message, this was nonetheless a much bigger audience than a low-budget film of this type would normally be expected to get.


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