Paramount 'films on hard disk' venture

Paramount is to offer some of its films preloaded onto external hard drives, as it looks to offset declining DVD sales. The new FreeAgent Go 500GB device from Seagate will have 21 movies preloaded, including a free offer of the new Star Trek film.

Users can unlock the other 20 by paying for a pass code for between $9.99 and $14.99 each. Seagate executives said the device, which only works on Windows computers, can hold up to 200 movies. The scheme is currently only available in the US.

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