EMA Welcomes Lionsgate28 May, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
The Entertainment Merchants Association has added Lionsgate, retailer Barnes & Noble and its subsidiary Nook Media, and Hoopla Digital to its member ranks.
Lionsgate has become the most successful mini-major studio in the business, while Barnes & Noble operates approximately 700 stores nationwide, and runs one of the largest e-commerce sites, BN.com. The retailer’s subsidiary Nook Media includes Nook tablet products and digital videos, apps and books via its Nook Store.
Hoopla Digital is a new service that partners with local public libraries to offer thousands of movies, TV shows, music tracks and audiobook titles for free. Users need an active library card and a Web browser, phone or tablet.