Coming Soon to a 'Digiboo' Near You: Gateway Newstands and Hasty Market Partner with Digital Retail Entertainment Download Service

 

More than 500 Movies and 200 TV Episodes Available for Rent or Purchase at Download Kiosks in 30+ Gateway Newstands and Hasty Market Locations

TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto entertainment-lovers now have a quick and easy way to access their favourite movies and television shows as Digiboo (digiboo.com), the digital retail entertainment download service, today announced its availability at Gateway Newstands and Hasty Market locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Digiboo, pronounced DIH-gee-boo, is rolling out installations of its 30+ interactive touchscreen kiosks across the city, extending from the downtown core to North York, so busy consumers can take advantage of Digiboo's speed and selection close to where they live and work.

"The Toronto expansion marks the debut of Digiboo service in Canada," said Richard Cohen, Digiboo CEO. "We think Toronto residents will love Digiboo's great selection of new releases and enjoy the convenience of downloading their entertainment while they go about their daily activities, and watching whenever they want."

Movie fans can choose from Digiboo's library of more than 500 movies and television shows, including new releases such as "After Earth," "Before Midnight," "Pacific Rim," "The Conjuring," and "White House Down," as well as popular catalogue titles. TV lovers can enjoy their favourite episodes of "Two and a Half Men," "Damages," "Big Bang Theory," "Fringe," Breaking Bad," and "The Big C," among others.

These movies and TV programs can be downloaded in as little as 30 seconds to a USB drive, or directly to a device in just minutes via Wi-Fi and played back on iPhone®, iPad®, iPad mini®, iPod touch®; Android tablets and phones, or Windows-enabled PCs and laptops. Anyone can enjoy Digiboo, and since the service is digital-only, with no physical discs, new releases are always in stock, and there is never anything to return.

"As the leading news store specialist in North America, our commitment is to provide the best and latest products and services to our customers," said Noah Aychental, Vice President, Marketing and Promotions, Gateway Newstands. "Digiboo, is a unique entertainment experience and a great new service we think our customers will enjoy and embrace."

"Hasty Market is excited to partner with Digiboo to bring our customers a fast and convenient way to get the digital movies and TV shows they want," said Steve Tennant, Vice President & General Manager, Hasty Market Corp. "It is a great service for our customers on the go."

Digiboo's competitively-priced catalogue of more than 500 movie and TV titles can be accessed through its interactive touchscreen kiosks, found in select Gateway Newstands and Hasty Market locations throughout Toronto's PATH system including First Canadian Place, Toronto Dominion Centre, and Commerce Court, MaRS Discovery District, within select North York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Brampton stores, and additional locations planned for the future.

New movies and shows are added to the kiosk every week as titles become available. Catalogue titles have been hand-selected to provide something for everyone, across genres. Rentals can be viewed on one device at a time, while customers who purchase movies can watch them on up to five devices. The company has partnered with several studios, including Paramount, Sony, Starz and Warner Bros., as well as Gateway

Newstands, and Hasty Markets, to provide the highest quality service to movie lovers on-the-go.

About Digiboo
Digiboo is a convenient option for people to watch the movies and TV shows they love, whenever and wherever they want. It is a first-of-its-kind digital retail download service that has more than 500 new releases and popular movie titles and 200 television episodes available through its interactive touchscreen kiosks.

Digiboo kiosks are currently available through airports and Gateway Newstands in the United States, ideal distribution channels offering more choices for people to buy or rent the entertainment they love while on-the-go. These movies and TV shows can be downloaded in as little as 30 seconds to a USB drive, or just minutes directly to your device via Wi-Fi and played back on any iPhone®, iPad®, iPad mini®, iPod touch®; Android tablets and phones, or Windows-enabled PCs and laptops. Digiboo delivers a fast and convenient way for people to watch movies and TV.

Digiboo was founded in 2008 by film industry veterans Richard Cohen, former MGM Home Entertainment and Consumer Products president, Jeff Karbowiak, EVP of MGM's Home Entertainment Group, David Beddow, CTO at Movielink, and Blake Thomas, GM of MGM Home Entertainment. digiboo.com

About Gateway Newstands
Consistently rated among North America's top 100 franchises by Entrepreneur magazine, Gateway Newstands has established itself as the leading national tobacco/news store specialist. Established in 1983, Gateway Newstands has over 500 stores throughout North America. Our stores are found in 8 Canadian provinces with dominance in Ontario and we are the exclusive newsstand retailer in North America's third largest transit system - the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Gateway also has over 150 U.S. locations with a concentration in New York and Chicago. gatewaynewstands.com

About Hasty Market
Hasty Market is a successful chain of food stores with over 200 locations throughout Ontario, Canada. As a recognized company for variety, quality and convenience, we have been serving local communities with efficiency and effectiveness since 1981. With locations spanning across Ontario and stores ranging between 1500 to 5000 square feet, we are committed to serving each community with our many available products and services.

Hasty Market is a Canadian owned and operated corporation, with the head office situated in Oakville, Ontario. This central location enables us to contribute and be a part

of the various communities as well as maintain a close relationship with the stores and their clients.

At Hasty Market, customer service and convenience is our top priority. It is essential for each of our stores to be community oriented, with the customer's interest in mind. With this initiative, the needs of the local customer are met with a unique combination of products and services at each individual store. hastymarketcorp.com

Image with caption: "Digiboo kiosk (CNW Group/Knot PR)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131030_C8284_PHOTO_EN_32710.jpg

Image with caption: "Digiboo logo (CNW Group/Knot PR)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131030_C8284_PHOTO_EN_32711.jpg

Image with caption: "Gateway Newstands logo (CNW Group/Knot PR)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131030_C8284_PHOTO_EN_32712.jpg

Image with caption: "Hasty Marklet logo (CNW Group/Knot PR)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131030_C8284_PHOTO_EN_32713.jpg

SOURCE: Knot PR

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Knot PR (416) 532-9035 / tvr@knotpr.com

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