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Bollywood films to be available through DVD On-Demand

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Jul 2007 12:10 User comments (3)

Bollywood films to be available through DVD On-Demand Kiosk company TitleMatch Entertainment Group has inked a distribution deal with Bollywood film company Eros Entertainment to make the supplier’s films available for on-demand burning through in-store kiosks and online.
Eros will make a range of new release and catalog movies available through the TitleMatch DVD On-Demand service. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

TitleMatch offers on-demand sales of DVDs through Overstock.com and has plans to burn DVDs on demand at in-store kiosks. The company has a deal with a retailer for a pilot test of its DVD kiosks later this year, said VP of business development Mary Litchhult, without naming the retailer.

The company plans to operate movie kiosks similarly to photo departments. Shoppers would pick out the movie they want on the kiosk. The order would be sent to the “factory” area of the store (such as a customer service department) where the DVD is burned and packaged by the retailer. The customer would then pick up the order.

TitleMatch’s On-Demand system uses CSS encryption for DVDs it manufactures on demand, and the company has been waiting for the DVD Copy Control Assn. to approve burn-to-DVD to move forward.

“TitleMatch offers an intelligent way for us to quickly expand our market presence in the retail channel,” said Ken Naz, CEO of Eros U.S. operations. “The TitleMatch service is unique in its ability to eliminate inventory manufacturing and shipping costs, which can be quite significant.”

Source: Video Business

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3 user comments

19.7.2007 8:42

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The company plans to operate movie kiosks similarly to photo departments. Shoppers would pick out the movie they want on the kiosk. The order would be sent to the “factory” area of the store (such as a customer service department) where the DVD is burned and packaged by the retailer. The customer would then pick up the order.


wow, why not just buy the movie from a store or order it directly from the internet where you would have a legit copy with a box nicely wrapped and ready to buy in the first place.. if its not dirt cheap this shit an't going nowhere... I would not pay half price for a cheaply made copy of a cd.

213.7.2007 5:28

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The company plans to operate movie kiosks similarly to photo departments. Shoppers would pick out the movie they want on the kiosk. The order would be sent to the “factory” area of the store (such as a customer service department) where the DVD is burned and packaged by the retailer. The customer would then pick up the order.


wow, why not just buy the movie from a store or order it directly from the internet where you would have a legit copy with a box nicely wrapped and ready to buy in the first place.. if its not dirt cheap this shit an't going nowhere... I would not pay half price for a cheaply made copy of a cd.
Are you thinking that it will not be a legit copy?
Sure it will and it will not be burned on market media such as Princo or MoserBaer and sure it will be packaged but rather cheaper.
I hope they will do something like this with X360 games.

316.7.2007 3:35

This is going to be a great move for the company due to the fact that Bollywood makes more movies than Hollywood does. Hence more revenue. Points for the tele marketer :)

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