Amazon Unbox is a new video download service offering from the online retailer www.amazon.com. The company says its service is unique as it is the only video download service to offer DVD-quality picture.
Users will be able to download “thousands” TV shows and movies from more than 30 studio and network partners from Hollywood and worldwide, the company said. Customers can also buy the video from one PC and download to another using Unbox RemoteLoad technology.
Current shows available for download on Unbox include CSI, Numb3rs, 24 and Prison Break. Movies will include V for Vendetta, Walk the Line and Brokeback Mountain.
Participating Television Networks include: A&E, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, BBC, The Biography Channel, Cartoon Network, CBS, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, E! Entertainment Television, FINE LIVING TV Network, FOX, Fuel TV, FX, HGTV, The History Channel, KBS (Korean Broadcast System), Logo, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, The N, PBS, Speed, Spike, Travel Channel, TV Land and VH1.
Participating Movie Studios include: 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.
Cost: A television series episode will cost $US1.99 and movies will cost between $US7.99 and $US14.99
See: www.amazon.com/unbox for Unbox’s free TV show promo.