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Youtube and Google Play boost movie database with Paramount Pictures deal

500 new titles over the next few weeks
Thu Apr 05 2012, 15:51

VIDEO SHARING WEB SITE Youtube has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to bring 500 more movie titles to its database over the next few weeks.

The licensing agreement was announced on a Youtube blog post today, which said that the additional movie titles will also be coming to the Android app store Google Play.

However, the content will be available only to people in the US and Canada. As it stands, the UK is in the dark as to whether it will benefit from this deal or any similar agreement in the future.

Youtube said in its blog post, "We now have five of the six major studios and over ten independent movie studios offering nearly 9,000 movies for rent to millions of people around the world. It's still early days for us, and we'll continue adding new titles and expanding our service to more countries this year."

Many of the titles are available from Youtube and Google Play today, with the rest to be added over the next few months.

At the turn of 2012 Youtube boasted the impressive statistics of four billion views a day with around 60 hours of video uploaded each minute.

Paramount Pictures is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. µ

 

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