Today, Barnes & Noble's Nook Media announced a bunch of new content licensing deals with some major players.
These deals will bring movies from Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff to the Nook HD and the Nook HD+.
"With the addition of these industry-leading studio partners, NOOK Video continues to expand its already robust offering, providing customers with an even wider selection of their favorite movies and TV shows," said Jonathan Shar, Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Digital Content, NOOK Media LLC. "Combined with NOOK's seamless UltraViolet™ integration, we are offering customers one of the most dynamic and accessible movie and TV show stores available."
If you're wondering what content, exactly, is coming to the Nook Video catalog - it's some top-notch stuff.
The Hunger Games, the Twilight movies, Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job, Skyfall, Rocky, Fargo, Flight, Paranormal Activity 4, Act of Valor, Safe Haven, House at the End of the Street; independent films from Film Buff's catalog including Charles Swan and Exit from the Gift Shop; and TV shows like Mad Men, Border Wars, Great Migrations, Amazing Planet; as well as educational content via Little Pim, the leading foreign language learning program for young children, plus many more.
Barnes & Noble's Nook division took a hit over the holidays and the company posted poor Q3 results. I guess snatching some great content for Nook Video is a start. I mean, it can't hurt.