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VideoGiants to offer HD video downloads from Paramount

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 Jan 2008 1:24 User comments (3)

VideoGiants to offer HD video downloads from Paramount MusicGiants, whose online music store already offers audio downloads in much higher quality than the typical web retailer has made a deal with Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment to deliver HD video. The video oriented service, not surprisingly called VideoGiants, can deliver HD movies either one at a time by download or as entire collections on a hard drive that would be installed into a home theater server.
“Over the past several years, high-end audio consumers have come to rely on MusicGiants as the source for all of their favorite music, and we are now pleased to announce that we are going to do the same thing for films and TV shows through our VideoGiants service,” said MusicGiants CEO Scott Bahneman. “Our company is uniquely positioned to sell the highest quality content onto premium connected homes because the MG MediaStore software is being built into so many home theater devices.”

He was referring to the fact that VideoGiants isn't intended purely for PC playback, but rather can (and will) be supported by a number of home theater media servers, including such brands as Creston, Imerge, Niveus, Russound, ReQuest, Xperinet, Cutting Edge and Inteset.

“This is the first time we have licensed our films for sale and delivery on a hard drive,” said Derek Broes, senior VP of worldwide business development at Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment. “What appeals to us about MusicGiants and their VideoGiants movie delivery service is that their target demographic is focused on high-end consumers with home theaters and this audience consists typically of early adopters of new technology. Therefore, we want to ensure that our films are easy to legally purchase, store and enjoy.”

Source: Video Business

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3 user comments

113.1.2008 2:31

This is the kind of service i'd like to have, and if they like to stop piracy thy can add wattermarks being hi-def, im sure they can use a couple of pixels to do it, and im sure i wont be able to notice it, since they are using software to put the watermarks on specific areas of extreme brightness points and to cammuflage the watermarks with an AI algorythm that fades every wattermark.

i mean seriously just get to work!, and give us what would be a quality service

213.1.2008 9:32

Finally a download pay service worth looking at.

326.1.2008 17:43

This is going to keep the rest of them on their toes.

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