UK based video-on-demand service blinkbox has signed a deal with Disney UK & Ireland to provide its customers with access to Disney’s vast library of feature films and TV content. The deal will enable Blinkbox users to buy or rent the latest titles on the day that they are released on DVD and stream them on PC’s, Mac’s, Smart TV’s, Tablets and games consoles.
Amongst the titles included in the deal are feature films War Horse, The Muppets, Toy Story, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins. While on the TV side, blinkbox will be able to offer a wide range top TV shows such as Lost, Grey’s Anatomy and Brothers & Sisters.
Speaking of the deal, 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.”
While Catherine Powell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Media Distribution at 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.”