MusicGiants steals Paramount, Seagate deals

MUMBAI: MusicGiants has entered into a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment to distribute motion picture films from the Paramount library through their new VideoGiants home theater digital content delivery platform.

The MusicGiants Download Media store is already being built into most of the media servers for the high-end home theater industry, including Crestron, Imerge, Niveus, Russound, ReQuest, Xperinet, Cutting Edge, and Inteset among others.

“Over the past several years, high-end home audio consumers have come to rely on MusicGiants as the source for all of their favorite music. We are now pleased to announce that we are going to do the same thing for films and television shows through our VideoGiants service,” said MusicGiants CEO Scott Bahneman. “Our company is uniquely positioned to sell the highest quality content into premium connected homes because our MG MediaStore software is being built into so many home theater devices.”

Select titles from Paramount Pictures’ library will be offered through the VideoGiants service in specially designed movie collections for hard drive delivery, or on an a-la-carte basis via direct download, onto any media server using the MG MediaStore software.

For Paramount, the launch of its films through VideoGiants is one of the most recent initiatives in its efforts to seek alternative ways to distribute content digitally. “This is the first time we have licensed our films for sale and delivery on a hard drive,” said Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment senior vice president of worldwide business development Derek Broes.

Hard disc maker Seagate Technology has also teamed with MusicGiants. As a part of this deal, Seagate’s drives are used to deliver MusicGiants and VideoGiants content collections to installers and their clients.

“We are very happy to be working with MusicGiants in bringing this revolutionary approach to content acquisition and storage to the 32 million HDTV households in the United States,” said Seagate Technology SVP Pat King.