Barnes & Noble last Friday announced a long list of new partners for its Nook Video service in a move to deliver more popular movies and TV shows.
The largest U.S. bookstore chain has signed the new content licensing partnership with major studios and content providers including Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim and Film Buff.
"With the addition of these industry-leading studio partners, Nook Video continues to expand its already robust offering, providing customers with an even wider selection of their favorite movies and TV shows," said Jonathan Shar, Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Digital Content, Nook Media LLC. "Combined with Nook's seamless UltraViolet integration, we are offering customers one of the most dynamic and accessible movie and TV show stores available."
The Nook Video allows customers to shop (stream or download) vast collection of new releases in blockbuster titles, popular television shows and favorite classics.
The new agreement with major studios will bring thousands of additional movies and TV shows to the Nook Video catalog including the blockbuster films like The Hunger Games, the Twilight movies, Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job, Skyfall, Rocky, Fargo, Paranormal Activity 4 and many more. The new catalog also includes educational contents from Little Pim, the leading foreign language learning program for young children.
"Nook is one of a growing spectrum of new digital buyers for our film and TV content and illustrates the breadth and depth of opportunities for monetizing our content across a broad array of platforms," said Thomas Hughes, Senior VP Digital/On Demand at Lionsgate. "We look forward to an exciting and productive partnership with Nook."
"We are very excited to begin transactional distribution of our films on Nook. This furthers our goal of reaching the widest possible audience using all available technologies," said David Spiegelman, President, Domestic Television and Digital Distribution at Relativity.
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