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U.K.’s Blinkbox Gets Disney Content

4 Apr, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

United Kingdom online movie service Blinkbox has signed a deal with Disney’s U.K. and Ireland arm to offer catalog and new-release titles, some day-and-date with DVD, to its customers.

Titles available under the deal include new-release titles War Horse and The Muppets and catalog fare such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins. The deal also covers ABC Studios TV shows, including “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Brothers & Sisters.”

“Working with innovative platforms such as Blinkbox, we are committed to offering our must-see entertainment to consumers in ever-more easily accessible, flexible ways,” said Catherine Powell, SVP and GM of media distribution for The Walt Disney Co. Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “From classic Disney films, through to cutting-edge ABC Studios TV drama, this selection provides a broad choice for every member of the family.”

Blinkbox offers 10,000 films from all major studios and more than 40 other content providers. The service offers both rentals and electronic sellthrough via PCs, gaming consoles, tablets and smart TVs.

“This is the latest in a long line of deals with top studios ensuring that Blinkbox offer the latest releases the same day as DVD,” said Michael Comish, CEO and co-founder of Blinkbox. “To put it in to context, last week Blinkbox had 35 of the top-40 latest movie releases available to watch instantly. At Blinkbox we focus on the highest-quality movie experience with all the latest titles available for our customers to enjoy anytime, anywhere without being tied into a subscription.”

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