UltraViolet coming via Warner's 'Horrible Bosses' and 'Green Latern', and access to the UV cloud will be done through Flixster. Also, HBO Go is coming to game consoles and other Internet connected devices
Time Warner has revealed their plans for the second half of 2011, and digital distribution is a big part of it.
Starting with the release of 'Horrible Bosses' and 'Green Lantern', the majority of all future Warner Bros. DVD and Blu-ray releases will be UltraViolet compatible. This means that consumers can now get access to a cloud stored version of the same movie the instant they buy the disc version.
Warner says it's even possible for movie collectors to take their old discs to retailers, and get them to put the movie up on the UV cloud (or in other words, enabling access to the UV cloud stored version of the same movie).
The version of the movie stored in the UV cloud will then be available to view on a variety of devices, with Warner preferring to deliver the UV experience via the Flixster app, which will soon include cloud storage support allowing users to view and manage their UV digital collection. Flixster was acquired by Warner Bros. in May.
In related news, Time Warner owned HBO plans to produce a version of HBO Go for game consoles and other Internet connected devices. The HBO Go app for iOS and Android was only launched in April, and yet, it has already been downloaded 4 million times. The free app allows viewers to catch up on recently aired HBO shows, as well as an archive of HBO classics such as The Sopranos, The Wire.
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