Hollywood partners on Ultraviolet, premium VOD

Michelle Clancy | 13-09-2012

NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution have partnered with M-GO to power rental and purchase offerings for a range of premium video on demand (VOD) offerings. Also, M-GO will support the purchase of UltraViolet-enabled movies which can be placed into a digital locker for viewing across compatible devices.

That includes day-and-date new release of films on VOD, catch-up television and back-catalogue film and TV shows.
The M-GO service will launch before the holidays, providing support for a range of platforms, inlcuding Android, iOS and Windows. M-GO also will be pre-loaded on Samsung's 2012 Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and Wi-Fi tablets, VIZIO's 2012 Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, Wi-Fi tablets and digital media players, and will be available on Intel Ultrabook devices through the Intel AppUp center.
"M-GO's unique offering has allowed us to secure business wins with leading companies and decision makers in both the technology and entertainment industries," said John Batter, CEO of M-GO. "Partners choose us because of the value M-GO brings to the marketplace by providing massive amounts of quality film and TV content on the devices people already use."
M-GO will offer UltraViolet and its streaming and download options, allowing viewers to own legal copies of premium content from select studios. UltraViolet, a digital rights authentication and cloud-based licensing system, lets consumers safely and securely access their purchased digital movies and TV shows by a cloud-based library. M-GO's support for UltraViolet lets users play UltraViolet titles wherever they go and on a wide variety of devices.