Google UK and Disney Sign Video On Demand Deal for Youtube and Google Play

written by: Richard Kastelein

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Digital TV Europe has written that Hollywood studio Disney has struck transactional video-on-demand deals with online video services YouTube and Google Play in the UK.

The deals, the first signed by the company in the region, mean that customers can acquire or rent movies on their computers or smartphones. Movies available via the services include recent hits Real Steel and Fright Night and features Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Con Air.

“This launch will offer UK viewers further choice and flexibility in how they enjoy our must-see films at home or on the move – all in a hassle-free cloud system,” said Catherine Powell, senior vice president and general manager, media distribution, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA.

More from the Hollywood Reporter:

Johnny Depp starrer Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Real Steel and the recent remake of Fright Night will be among the movies from Disney’s portfolio available on YouTube and Google Play in the U.K.

Disney U.K. and Ireland has pacted with Google in the pair’s first content agreement in the region for the rental offering on the two online services.

It uses a cloud storage-based system to allow renters to access their movies of choice.

Consumers can access selected Disney-distributed movies via Google Play to rent and watch on Android smartphones and tablets, and they can use YouTube or the Google Play website to rent and watch movies on computers.



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