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Barnes & Noble brings Nook Video to the UK

Books meet telly
Mon Dec 10 2012, 10:34

BOOKSELLER Barnes & Noble has added video content to its Nook ereaders.

The firm has launched Nook Video for its Nook ereaders the Nook HD and Nook HD+, and is promising the sort of content that makes living room DVD shelves look good.

Barnes & Noble is supporting Ultraviolet content, which means that people who have bought a DVD with the applicable digital copy attached will be able to copy it to their tablet ereader device and watch it wherever they want. This seems fair, particularly as they bought and paid for it.

Content on Nook Video includes TV shows and movies, so you can choose between swords and scandals drama Game of Thrones or dancing penguin tales Happy Feet 2, for example.

"We purposefully designed our new Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets with stunning high resolution displays for unmatched reading and entertainment experiences, and we're excited to expand our content partnerships to bring Nook Video to our growing base of UK customers," said Jonathan Shar, VP and GM of Emerging Digital Content at Nook Media.

"Nook Video provides customers with the flexibility to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows wherever they go and however they choose - all in spectacular digital quality."

Content is offered in standard or HD formats, and launch partners include the BBC. More partners are expected to be announced as and when they line up with the service.

For its part the BBC is happy to be there now. "We're excited to be part of the initial video offering by Nook in the UK," said Claude London, digital director of BBC Worldwide Consumer Products.

"We hope that this partnership will provide consumers with flexible access to our wide variety of content including some of our major new releases and well-loved back catalogue." µ


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