Digiboo to Roll Out DVD-less Kiosks in Airports8 Feb, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Digiboo during the next three years is set to roll out 7,000 kiosks at airports and related retail locations, allowing travelers to downloaded movie rentals to any USB 3.0 flash drive and then watch them on a PC, TV, laptop or related portable device.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based Digiboo, which was founded by former MGM Home Entertainment executives Richard Cohen, Jeff Karbowiak and Blake Thomas, boasts a catalog of more than 1,000 movies. Digiboo claims a standard-definition movie can be downloaded in 30 seconds.
The company last year tested the concept with a series of prototype kiosks that Movie Gallery was analyzing. Further implementation ceased when Gallery shuttered operations.
Rival InMotion Entertainment currently offers portable disc players (for rent), movies and digital kiosks (via partnership with NCR Corp. and MOD Systems) in more than 30 airports.