UK-based online movie service blinkbox has signed a deal with Disney UK & Ireland for selected content.
Some of the titles will be made available on blinkbox the same day they are released on DVD.
The titles will include War Horse, The Muppets, Toy Story, Mary Poppins, and TV shows including Lost, Grey’s Anatomy and Brothers & Sisters.
Michael Comish, CEO and co-founder of blinkbox said: “We are excited to be working with Disney to bring even more current and classic entertainment instantly to our blinkbox customers, from movies to quality US TV dramas.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. 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.”
Catherine Powell, senior vice president / general manager, Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company EMEA added: “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. 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’s catalogue has more than 10,000 films and it has partnerships with all the major studios as well as 40 other rights holders.