MOD Systems signs Warner Bros, Paramount Digital Entertainment


Mumbai: MOD Systems has signed the first major US studio agreements to distribute digital video from Warner Brothers and Paramount Digital Entertainment via downloads to SD cards in retail stores.

The agreements enable MOD Systems to offer physical retailers a vast digital inventory of standard definition titles, including new releases, and make titles available to consumers in conjunction with availability from leading online providers.

"MOD Systems offers a new avenue for consumers looking to access Paramount Pictures movies on-the-go, with a solution that is quick, convenient and compatible across a wide range of devices," said Paramount Digital Entertainment executive vice president digital distribution Alex Carloss.

MOD Systems’ growing digital entertainment catalog for retailers includes nearly 4,000 titles from major studios as well as independents such as Anchor Bay Entertainment, First Look Studios, and Image Entertainment. The catalog also includes nearly 4 million music tracks.

The catalog is part of the MOD Retail Enterprise System, which handles all aspects of securing, ingesting, and fulfilling digital content in retail stores. With digital distribution, retailers are empowered to fill customer needs at the point of sale through download to a device or SD card. This approach eliminates the need to order, stock, or return traditional pre-packaged media.

"We’re excited to work with Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures to provide retailers with a digital video solution. These agreements validate our commitment to be at the forefront of developing solutions that offer rights management, interoperability, and content protection. Digital downloads to SD cards via interactive kiosks from our partner NCR give retailers a new way to increase content and device sales and ultimately better compete," said MOD Systems CEO Mark E. Phillips.