Videoclips and download site Blinkbox has signed two new distribution deals with 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI). The London-based company has also extended an agreement with Warner Bros and has secured the download rights to a number of the studio’s most popular TV titles.
Blinkbox users will be able to download previous episodes of popular series including Smallville, Big Bang Theory and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. New episodes will be available the day after their UK transmission. Also available as ‘download to own’ are Friends, Gossip Girl, Babylon 5 and V.
The agreements bring the number of Hollywood majors distributing through Blinkbox to five.
“Although the economic climate is very tough, it’s been an exceptional year for Blinkbox,” said Blinkbox CEO Michael Comish. “We’ve managed to secure programming from the biggest and best studios in the industry and grow our audience to nearly half a million users a month. On demand and web services are one of the few growth areas of the entertainment industry, and with one of the best digital catalogues in the UK, we are well positioned to become the leading aggregator online. “
The Sony Pictures agreement will allow the digital purchase of movies including Taxi Driver and Snatch. Minisodes, excerpts from popular series, will also be available and drawn from shows including Bewitched, Charlie’s Angels, TJ Hooker, Starsky & Hutch and I Dream of Jeannie.
20th Century Fox will add download and rental titles including Juno, Moulin Rouge, Jumper, Fantastic Four, Ice Age and What Happens In Vegas.