Digiboo Gets TV Shows, Offers Android Support10 Oct, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey
Santa Monica, Calif.-based Digiboo, which offers kiosk-based digital movie rentals via USB flash drives and wireless download, has added 200 episodes from 11 TV series to its offerings.
Episodes from series including “Boss,” “Mad Men,” “Nurse Jackie” and “The Big Bang Theory” run $1.99 per episode, and are offered alongside more than 800 catalog and new-release movies.
The touchscreen kiosks can be found at three airports, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International and Portland International Airport.
“The focus of the company has always been around speed and ease of use,” said Blake Thomas, chief marketing officer for Digiboo. “We’re never out of stock of a title, and you never have to return it.”
Also, Digiboo’s content is now compatible with Android-based devices, more than doubling the company’s potential reach to consumers, Thomas said. Support for Apple devices is expected soon, along with the signing of another studio partner, he said. Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures are the studios currently offering TV shows.
“Our goal has always been to make the best quality entertainment accessible to the most consumers,” said Digiboo CEO Richard Cohen. “By making Digiboo available on Android devices, we have doubled the number of potential users who can enjoy our service.”
Blake and fellow former MGM Home Entertainment executives Cohen and Jeff Karbowiak, along with David Beddow, chief technology officer for the now-defunct streaming service Movielink, founded Digiboo in 2008.