TargetTicket video streaming service I blogged about back in May? Well it sounds like Target is ready to officially roll it out on Oct. 1st, with a collection of 30,000 TV and movie titles for purchase or rental.
According to Variety, Target has deals with major studios, including Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Universal and Lionsgate. TV networks in the mix include ABC, AMC, CBS, CW, Fox, FX, HBO, The WB, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, NBC, Showtime, Starz and USA Network.
A differentiator for TargetTicket will be access to early EST, including day-after-broadcast TV episodes and movies before they are available on DVD. The service is compatible with UltraViolet, the digital-locker system created by Hollywood studios, to let TargetTicket customers import movies they have already bought from their UltraViolet account.The overarching goal for Target in designing the service was to provide an Internet video service that was simpler and more family-friendly than alternatives in the market.
TargetTicket users will be able to stream or download video to an array of devices, including PCs, Macs, Microsoft Xbox consoles, Apple iOS and Android devices, Roku set-tops and Samsung connected-TV devices. The company’s goal is have an app ready for every Internet-video device by the end of 2014.