Unedited press release follows:
CinemaNow arrives in Canada
Digital entertainment service offers Canadians instant access to new releases and current TV programming
• CinemaNow™ has arrived in Canada.
• Offers an alternative to iTunes and Netflix – powered by the RoxioNowTM technology platform.
• More than 10,000 TV and movie titles available with new release movies available the day of release and TV shows available next day after airing – no subscription required.
• Pricing starts as low as $3.99 per movie rental and $2.49 per TV show purchase / $9.99 for digital rights to buy a movie.
• Digital downloads available on computers (PC and MAC), TVs and Blu-ray Disc players through Samsung and Panasonic.
• First service to establish partnerships with major studios including Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, Sony and Universal.
BURNABY, BC, Nov. 28, 2011 – CinemaNow™, a leading digital entertainment platform offering customers same-day instant access to new release movie and TV shows, has arrived in Canada. The service is offered through registration online at www.cinemanow.com and through connected consumer electronics available at all Best Buy Canada stores.
Through the service, customers can seamlessly access content on a wide range of Internet-connected devices, including Computers (PC and MAC), TVs, and Blu-ray Disc players from manufacturers, including Samsung and Panasonic with more coming on board throughout the year. There are more than 10,000 TV and movie titles available with new release movies available the day of release and TV shows available next day after airing. Purchases can be downloaded, stored in the cloud or loaded onto a Blu-ray player to keep a digital copy. CinemaNow is also the first service to establish partnerships with and offer new release programming immediately from major studios Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, Sony and Universal.
Pricing of CinemaNow starts at $3.99 per movie rental, $2.49 for TV shows and $19.99 to purchase a new release movie. Titles are available for purchase directly through the CinemaNow App within the connected device or through www.cinemanow.com. CinemaNow gift cards are also available at retail outlets including Best Buy Canada and Future Shop to use towards rentals and purchases.
CinemaNow is a digital entertainment service that offers instant access to an extensive library of premium video content for rental or purchase, including new release movies and TV shows, with no subscription required. Through the service, customers can seamlessly access content on a wide range of Internet-connected devices, including TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and PCs from multiple manufacturers. www.cinemanow.com
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY). We are Canada’s fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products. With over 70 Best Buy stores across Canada, we offer a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. Every day our employees are committed to helping deliver technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy Canada, visit www.BestBuy.ca.