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Amazon launches new online movie and TV download service

COLLAB distinguished with the APDC / Siemens Innovation Award

Amazon launched a download service for movies and TV series online. Amazon Unbox is supported by more than 30 Hollywood studios and television stations and offers thousands of cinema and television content.

The new service is similar to those already on the Internet, since for each download users will have to pay a fee that, in the case of TV series, will be $ 1.99 per episode. For each film the price varies between 7.99 and 14.99 dollars. Amazon Unbox also allows movie rentals for $ 3.99.

Amazon’s offer includes programs from CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, PBS, BBC, A&E, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, History Channel and Fox, among others.

In total, there are seven major North American film production studios that collaborate with Amazon on this new service, namely Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Amazon notifies users that its service is available and is compatible with any computer running Windows XP.

Amazon’s announcement came just days after the launch of Apple’s iTunes movie download service

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