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For Research in Motion (RIM), BlackBerry 10 is make or break. The company is putting a lot of effort into its new OS and has now released all its entertainment partnerships for BB 10. According to the company, 10 will offer one of the most robust music and video catalogs in mobile today.
The new BlackBerry World will include an extensive catalog of entertainment such as rentals from the following film studios and Independents: 20th Century Fox, Entertainment One (eOne), Lionsgate, MGM, National Film Board of Canada, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (US), Starz Digital Media, STUDIOCANAL, The Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures (UK), Warner Bros.
BlackBerry users will also be able to access television shows from the following networks: ABC Studios, BBC Worldwide, CBC/Radio-Canada, CBS, DHX Media, ITV, National Geographic, NBCUniversal (UK), Nelvana, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (US), Starz Digital Media, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Univision Communications Inc, and Warner Bros.
According to the company, most movies will be available to users the same day they are released on DVD and Blu-Ray, while television shows will only be available the next day.
“Music and video content is an integral part of a rich mobile experience. People want easy and convenient access to their favourite music, movies and TV shows wherever they are,” said Frank Boulben, Chief Marketing Officer at Research In Motion. “RIM is committed to working with content providers to bring the best, most up-to-date content to our customers with BlackBerry 10, and to make it easy for them to get what they want.”
RIM’s music service will feature songs from labels such as: 4AD Records, Domino Recording Company, finetunes, Matador Records, [PIAS] Entertainment Group, Rough Trade Records, Sony Music Entertainment, The Orchard, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, XL Recordings and Zebralution.
The service will be available at 18 countries when the new mobile operating system launches, namely Canada, the USA, UK, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Unfortunately movies and television shows will only be available in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for now.