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Paramount now releases movies only in digital form

While it’s no secret that film-based movie distribution won’t last much longer in the US, the big Hollywood studios haven’t officially completed their transition to digital. However, one of them may have quietly made that leap — sources for the LA …

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Paramount now releases movies only in digital form

While it’s no secret that film-based movie distribution won’t last much longer in the US, the big Hollywood studios haven’t officially completed their transition to digital. However, one of them may have quietly made that leap — sources for the LA …

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Paramount now releases movies only in digital form

While it’s no secret that film-based movie distribution won’t last much longer in the US, the big Hollywood studios haven’t officially completed their transition to digital. However, one of them may have quietly made that leap — sources for the LA …

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Paramount Movies Ultraviolet app released for Xbox 360

Paramount Movies Ultraviolet app released for Xbox 360

It appears that Microsoft is picking up the pace on the addition of video streaming apps for the Xbox 360. After it took months for many of the more anticipated apps from the first wave like HBO Go, Verizon and Comcast to arrive, a new app from Paramount has been released just days after it was part of the next wave announced at E3. The Paramount Movies app is a console based version of its Ultraviolet service already unleashed on the PC and iOS, letting users stream digital copies from their cloud libraries. While the overall Ultraviolet sign-up process and its multiple logins hasn’t gotten any easier, once we created a ParamountMovies.com account we were able to stream a copy of Hugo unlocked by the Blu-ray 3D version in HD just by signing into the free app (XBL gold subscription required) on the Xbox 360 — no antiquated discs necessary. There’s no word on the other apps Microsoft announced were headed to the Xbox 360, but we’ll keep an eye out for the arrival of WatchESPN all the same.

Paramount Movies Ultraviolet app released for Xbox 360 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Paramount Movies lets you stream UltraViolet films from the cloud, for a price

Paramount became the first studio to offer UltraViolet-based movies this week, with the launch of Paramount Movies. With this new service, users can purchase a film in either digital or physical form, and automatically store a copy of it within Paramount’s cloud-based digital locker. You won’t be able to download a UV film for offline viewing directly from the cloud, though you will be able to stream it to any iOS device (support for Android and Windows Phone remains unavailable, as does compatibility with most set-top boxes). It’s all part of DECE’s “buy once, play anywhere” ethos, though it should be noted that the studio’s UV offerings are somewhat limited. At the moment, Paramount Movies boasts about 60 titles, all of which are available at comparatively steep prices: $ 20 for HD quality movies, and $ 13 for SD versions. Check it out for yourself at the source link below.

Paramount Movies lets you stream UltraViolet films from the cloud, for a price originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Netflix, EPIX deal is official; Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate movies start streaming September 1

Netflix streaming queue starting to look a little stale? It’s working on that, and has signed a deal that brings EPIX’s library of movies to Watch Instantly — just not that instantly. If you’re not familiar with EPIX, allow us to refresh you, it’s a network launched last year by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate that brings their movies home (though often unfortunately cropped and zoomed to 16×9) through a linear channel, video on-demand or internet streaming. Under this new agreement, movies from those studios can come to Netflix 90 days after they debut on the premium pay-tv and subscription VOD services. While that means streamers won’t get access to Iron Man 2, The Expendables, or Dinner for Shmucks anywhere near day-and-date with their DVD or Blu-ray releases, those kinds of high profile flicks will show up and stick around with greater regularity than we’ve been used to. The companies haven’t released further details, but rumors reported by the L.A. Times suggest licensing costs could reach $1 billion over the next 5 years. The first movies covered by the new deal arrive September 1, likely with flicks from the Star Trek, James Bond and Indiana Jones series (hopefully not Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) among them.

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Netflix, EPIX deal is official; Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate movies start streaming September 1 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Seagate teams with Paramount pictures, pre-loads DRM-laced movies onto FreeAgent Go portable hard drives

Seagate and Paramount are trying something new. The thought here is to offer consumers an alternative source for movie content and so select FreeAgent Go portable will soon come with 21 of Paramount’s best flicks. But of course these movies aren’t free. Nope, while they are actually pre-loaded on the drive, they cost between $10 and $20 and require a few annoying steps to be used. Still, while there’s nothing wrong with experimenting, this scheme doesn’t seem thought-out and probably won’t spur hard drive sales or stop anyone from downloading illegally — its two main goals. But at least someone is trying something different. Big props to that.

This is what you see when you plug in the drive, two folders — one with the movies, one with some Seagate software — along with a Seagate registration program. The movies folder contains 20 movies along with their cover art. These files are protected by some sort of DRM and while VLC plays them, the picture is scrambled. Users are supposed to login to a website to actually buy the rights to them, therefore descrambling the content.

But the process isn’t a fool-proof. First, there isn’t any files on the drive explaining the process. There’s only a small promotional flier that’s included with the drive’s documentation explaining what these movie files are and how to use them. What happens if this small piece of paper is thrown away like most instructional docs? There really should be some sort of included program on the drive that directs users to this website or at least explains how to unlock the video files. Hopefully Seagate has beefed up its phone support because they are likely going to get lots of calls regarding these files.

Okay, so let’s say the user gets past this first step. They still have to create a profile on a Windows and Internet Explorer 8-only website to purchase the movies — of which there are only 21 to choose from so far.

These are good movies, at least by my standards, but they’re also not omg-I-must-buy this-drive-to-own-these-type of flicks.

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • GI Joe
  • Shooter
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • The Italian Job (2003)
  • Ghost
  • Patriot Games
  • Beowulf
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • The Love Guru
  • Coach Carter
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • Nacho Libre
  • Jackass 2.5
  • A Plumm Summer
  • Carriers
  • Dance Flick
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

The drive is supposed to come with a promo code to unlock the new Star Trek movie. I can’t figure out how to use it. The code doesn’t seem to do anything and I’m not spending $20 on the 720p movie just for this post. Sorry, I’m a starving blogger. The press release however states that “The films will be licensed for multiple devices to allow for portability and enjoyment of them on a desktop computer, laptop computer, or widescreen television, using the FreeAgent Theater+â„¢ HD media player.” Don’t expect that much portability, though. These files are locked down.

It’s clear that both companies involved are at least trying to provide consumers with a legitimate storefront for digital media. That’s great. A good amount of consumers want to follow the rules and not download illegal content. But at least this implementation doesn’t work. It’s clunky requiring consumers to bypass needless hurdles while only offers a tiny amount of content at a high premium. Back to brainstorming, boys. Let’s try again.



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