MSN subscribers will soon have easier access to films and cinema, thanks to three new deals. MSN has signed deals with CinemaNow, Blockbuster and MovieTickets to allow subscribers to download films over the internet, rent DVDs and buy cinema tickets online.
“MSN is rolling out the red carpet to movie fans across the nation with easy access to renting, downloading or buying movie tickets online — making it the only Web destination for finding both old favorites and new releases through a simple click of the mouse,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of the MSN Information Services & Merchant Platform division at Microsoft.
MSN’s deal with CinemaNow will provide broadband subscribers with more than 2,000 films and hours of TV content for download or streaming to their PCs. The MSN customised version of CinemaNow will offer content from 20th Century Fox, Disney, MGM and others.
Subscribers will also be able to rent up to three DVDs at a time from Blockbuster 25,000 title library for US$20.
For those of us who still prefer seeing their films in the old school way – actually visiting a cinema, MSN has renewed and expanded their deal with MovieTickets.com to offer online ticket booking at 750 cinemas from 32 theatre chains.