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Barnes & Noble launches Nook Video store

TV shows and films hit Nook HD and HD+ tablets

Barnes & Noble Nook Video

Barnes & Noble has launched its Nook Video store for Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablet users.

Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablet users can now watch TV shows and films via the Nook Video store. Barnes & Noble said it is the first digital retailer of UltraViolet titles in the UK. See also Group test: what's the best cheap tablet PC?

Jonathan Shar, vice president of emerging digital content at Nook Media, said: "We purposefully designed our new Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets with stunning high resolution displays for unmatched reading and entertainment experiences, and we’re excited to expand our content partnerships to bring Nook Video to our growing base of UK customers,"

At launch the Nook Video store has content from BBC Worldwide, HBO, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, STARZ and Warner Bros. Titles include Sherlock, Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Bourne Legacy, The Dark Knight Rises and Inception.

See also: Barnes & Noble launches Nook for iOS and Android

Videos can be streamed or downloaded in standard and HD formats. Purchased content will be stored in the Nook Cloud and will be accessible on other devices with an upcoming Nook Video app.

Jim Wuthrich, president of Warner Home Video and Digital Distribution, said: "Barnes & Noble becoming the first UltraViolet retailer in the UK is going to change the way consumers purchase and enjoy their digital movie libraries,"

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