Universal launches legal movie download service

MUMBAI: Universal Pictures Australia and ReelTime Media have launched the major movie download-to-own service that includes secure burn technology.

It is also the first major movie download service in Australia and New Zealand, asserts an official release.

From 29 November , consumers with high speed broadband connections can download Universal movies and content via a unique three-copy secure burn download-to-own (DTO) model. Movies will be made available in line with retail DVD sales via

By logging onto consumers access two windows media files that are downloadable to PC, laptop and portable device (compatible with Windows Play4Sure technology), as well as a third digital file that allows the movie to be securely and legitimately burned to DVD with full DVD functions, adds the release.

The initial offers include 35 Universal titles, headed up by Miami Vice, which will be available on the DVD retail release date. New titles will be added on DVD retail release dates. Back catalogue titles already available include The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Break Up, The Bourne Supremacy, King Kong, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Curious George.

Downloads will be priced from (Aus) $15, with new release titles costing no more than (Aus) $34.

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