Digital media service M-Go announced it has signed deals with five of the top six Hollywood studios to offer movies for sale or rental, making them available simultaneously with their release on DVD and Blu-ray.
It also confirmed it will support UltraViolet, the movie industry’s attempt to convince consumers that they would prefer to purchase digital releases rather than stream or rent them.
M-Go’s agreements are with NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. As is the case with UltraViolet, Disney/Pixar is conspicuous by its absence.
M-Go, a joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, emerged from Technicolor’s MediaNavi division and debuted at 2012 CES. Technicolor CEO Fred Rose and Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg both serve on M-Go’s board of directors.
The service is designed to span multiple devices, and it has deals in place for M-Go apps to come preloaded on Samsung and Vizio TVs, Blu-ray players and tablets as well as on Intel Ultrabooks. The company also said it expects to have 6,000 titles ready for M-Go’s launch later this year.
M-Go – http://www.m-go.com
UltraViolet – http://www.uvvu.com