Film service blinkbox signs Disney deal
Online movie service blinkbox has signed a deal with Disney UK & Ireland to offer its customers a range of films and TV shows from the studio to buy or rent.
The agreement means that some movies, such as War Horse from DreamWorks Films and Disney's The Muppets, will be available to buy or rent on blinkbox the same day they are released on DVD.
Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, plus Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins are also available to buy. Customers can also buy TV dramas such as Lost, Grey’s Anatomy and Brothers & Sisters, produced by Disney’s US network TV production arm, ABC Studios.
Michael Comish, CEO and co-founder of blinkbox, said: "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."
The new deal means blinkbox now offers over 10,000 films from studios including Warner Bros, Paramount, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Universal.