Blinkbox not quite dead after all
After it looked like they were dead in the water, the UK online video service has just signed a new content deal with a US film studio and added offline viewing for tablet-havers.
Blinkbox have announced a deal with Entertainment Film Distributors, who have been behind the likes of American Hustle, The Butler, Transcendence, I, Frankenstein, The Giver, Her and August: Osage County.
Speaking about the new deal, Blinkbox's director, content acquisition and sales, said: "The new deal with EFD means we have 100% coverage of major new release movies released in the UK, strengthening our position as the UK's go to service for those wanting to rent, buy and enjoy the latest movies and TV on multiple devices, without being tied into a subscription or one specific brand of device."
Also in quite good developments, those who want to rent, buy and enjoy can now download films and TV to iPads and Android tablets to watch the online video service without an Internet connection, with the Watch Offline option.
Co-founder and CEO Adrian Letts added: "The ability to watch offline on tablets is one of the most frequently requested features and will transform the way many customers use blinkbox – whether that's by allowing more freedom to watch what they want in the home – or taking their entertainment on the move."