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CinemaNow UV disc-to-digital service for Canada

September 4, 2013

By Colin Mann

Canadian digital movie service CinemaNow has unveiled its UltraViolet disc-to-digital service allowing users to take their physical DVDs, convert them to a digital format in the convenience of their home, and watch them on CinemaNow, which is available through more than 1,000 connected devices.

“Today is a significant day for the movie industry in Canada with some of the world’s biggest film studios coming together to celebrate the launch of CinemaNow’s Disc-to-digital service,” said Loveena Chera, Director of CinemaNow. “This new service allows Canadians to convert their DVD movies to a digital format giving them the freedom to access their favourite classic movies anywhere, anytime. The movies can be viewed through CinemaNow which is available on more than a thousand devices that people already own.”

“As a Founding member of DECE, the CinemaNow service has been a key part of the industry coming together to design and launch UltraViolet, and CinemaNow has been in the vanguard of retailers bringing UltraViolet to consumers,” said Mark Teitell, General Manager of DECE. “The Disc-to-digital launch by CinemaNow and its studio partners now brings a major additional benefit to CinemaNow and UltraViolet users in Canada.”

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