Barnes & Noble to introduce Nook Video service

Associated Press Modified: September 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm •  Published: September 25, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble Inc. says it will launch a video service this fall that lets users buy and watch movies and TV shows on their mobile devices and televisions.

The New York-based company says users of Nook Video will be able to shop an extensive collection of movies and shows from major studios including HBO, Sony Pictures, Viacom and Warner Brothers. The move into video puts Barnes & Noble more directly into competition with other online video providers, including Amazon.com and Apple Inc.

Users will be able to download videos and view them on Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets and other devices with the Nook Video app, which the company plans to launch soon.

A company representative said in an emailed statement that prices for movies and shows have not been determined but that they will be competitive with other leading services. There are no plans for an unlimited streaming service similar to Netflix Inc.

Barnes & Noble, the largest traditional U.S. bookseller, is facing tough competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com, which sells the Kindle tables and e-readers, as consumers increasingly move away from traditional books in favor of electronic books, and from DVDs to streaming video.



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