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