9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 26, 2012 10:08 AM by keriflur

    BN announces NOOK Video service

    flyingtoastr

      I feel the need to preempt Alex. :smileyhappy:

       

      CNET and The Verge have nice summaries.

       

      Dedicated streaming apps will be available for multiple devices (including DVR's, video game consoles, and generic tablets), and BN has already signed deals with a number of major studios, including HBO, Warner Brothers, Disney, and Sony.

       

      BN is also stating that the NOOK Video apps will synch to an Ultraviolet locker, allowing you to stream any UV Digital Copies that are bundled with DVD/Blu Ray purchases across any device that supports NOOK Video.

       

       

      Press release here

       

      E: Oh, the other major thing: it's launching in both the US and UK, giving BN a leg up over certain competitors who are US only.

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          Alex Garcia
          Good Job Toastr :smileyhappy:
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            People don't want apps for streaming videos.  They want to be able to watch videos anywhere, not just where you can get an internet connection.  Something like itunes, where you download the video and can watch it anytime, anywhere.  B&N are as clueless as to what people want as they always have been.  It's too late anyway.  Already bought an ipad.  And if Apple comes out with an ipad mini like the rumors say Nooks (as well as possibly B&N) are doomed.

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                Irishelf, you are saying that people want something they can download, so Nook video won't work because it will give people something they can download? I believe you are not paying close enough attention.

                 

                keriflur: It seems very much like its going to be pay per view, like iTunes, AIV, vudu, according to articles that went beyond just the press release and did follow-up with B&N, like the Boston Globe. However, yes, there will be an issue how long of a delay after the show airs on HBO. Obviously B&N will have pushed for the shortest delay and HBO's cable systems will have pushed for the longest possible delay.

                 

                All they say about pricing is that it will be competitve, so likely still higher than the PPV sweet spot. As the Boston Globe article notes, the pay per view services haven't taken off in numbers in the way that the various subscriber streaming services have.

                 

                 

              • Re: BN announces NOOK Video service
                Schwa

                flyingtoastr wrote:

                 

                Press release here

                 

                E: Oh, the other major thing: it's launching in both the US and UK, giving BN a leg up over certain competitors who are US only.


                I also found this interesting.  The Kindle Smoke will be released in the UK, but I don't think the video service is available yet.  Also, I don't think Amazon has any video apps for it's Prime service other than maybe through a web browser?  (correct me if I'm wrong there)  And also, this goes a long ways towards hinting at a rumored new Nook device and it's availability in the UK too.

                 

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                  patgolfneb
                  Needed service, I hope the selection matches the hype. BN unlike some of its larger competitors gets only one shot at these things. Those who predicted that the 7 inch market is about media consumption, while 10 inch, except for Apple, is becoming a business and educational product are being proved right.
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                    The only thing I see mentioned is streaming-not downloading to Nook or SD card.  The definition of streaming is watching a video over an internet connection.  Where do you see it stated that you can download something and watch it anytime?  When you purchase a video from itunes, it goes right on your device and you can watch it anytime, no internet required.  That is NOT streaming.

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                        flyingtoastr

                        Irishelf wrote:

                        The only thing I see mentioned is streaming-not downloading to Nook or SD card.  The definition of streaming is watching a video over an internet connection.  Where do you see it stated that you can download something and watch it anytime?  When you purchase a video from itunes, it goes right on your device and you can watch it anytime, no internet required.  That is NOT streaming.


                        "Beginning this fall in the US and coming this holiday season to the UK, NOOK Video will offer customers the opportunity to shop an extensive and diverse digital collection of standard and high-definition movies and TV shows available for streaming and download."

                         

                        Second paragraph of the press release. 

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                            keriflur

                            What I've heard over the last few years about HBO is that it's in their contracts with the cable/satellite companies that they can't offer their current season content to anyone w/o a cable/sat contract for HBO.  I don't know if that's a fact or a highly circluated fabrication, but it seems realistic to me.

                             

                            Thing is, even if it's true, that doesn't mean those contracts haven't been renegotiated.  We likely won't know until the service is in the wild and reviews start to come in.