Digiboo Announces Agreement with Gateway Newstands to Expand Distribution Sites
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Digiboo (www.digiboo.com), the digital retail entertainment download service, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Gateway Newstands, the leading news store specialist with more than 500 stores throughout North America. This new partnership will broaden Digiboo’s national footprint beyond airport sites and provide additional convenient, high-visibility locations for busy consumers to take advantage of Digiboo’s speed and selection close to where they live and work.
“Our agreement with Gateway Newstands is an important step in Digiboo’s evolution,” said Jeffrey Karbowiak, COO, Digiboo. “Gateway is the premier newsstand company in North America, and their locations and consumer base are a perfect fit with Digiboo’s objectives to offer our customers the fastest, easiest way to get the movies and TV shows they want, wherever they are.”
Over the next couple of months, Gateway will install Digiboo kiosks in select high-traffic locations within city center stores. With this announcement, Digiboo takes another step in fulfilling its commitment to serving on-the-go entertainment lovers that are looking for movies and TV shows to watch wherever they choose.
“This agreement with Digiboo is consistent with our mission to bring our commercial retail and transit customers the best in services and amenities in all our locations,” said Noah Aychental, vice president, Marketing and Promotions, Gateway Newstands. “We are delighted to partner with Digiboo to bring our customers the fastest, easiest way to get the movies and TV shows they love.”
Digiboo’s competitively-priced catalogue of more than 800 movie and TV titles can be accessed through its interactive touchscreen kiosks, found in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) and Portland International Airport (PDX). Additional locations will also be added in the near future. Late last year, Digiboo also announced support for Android devices, as well as the ability to download content wirelessly.
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 800 new releases and popular movie titles and 20 television series available through its interactive touchscreen kiosks.
Digiboo kiosks are currently available exclusively 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 thumb drive, or just minutes directly to your device via Wi-Fi and played back on any Android or Windows-enabled PC, laptop, tablet or phone. 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.
About Gateway Newsstands
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.
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