Barnes and Noble has announced today that they have signed new agreements with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff. This will add hundreds of new movies and television shows to their Nook Video system for the Nook HD and HD+.
One of the big hyping factors about these new deals is that any customer that buys the Ultraviolet version will be able to incorporate the digital edition into the Nook account. Barnes and Noble is one of only tablet companies to really integrate cloud delivery of movies and television shows onto your tablet. Although B&N has many tablets in their portfolio, Nook Video currently only works with their latest generation Nook HD and HD+ tablets.
“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, Lionsgate Senior VP Digital/On Demand. “We look forward to an exciting and productive partnership with NOOK.”
Both Amazon and Barnes and Noble have been working very hard the last year securing new partnerships with major studios. The two companies both deliver television shows and movies with their established ecosystem and offer various incentives to their base of customers to make them more appealing. Currently both Nook Video and Amazon Instant Video only work in the USA and fail to appeal to international users.
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