Google signs major VOD deal with 20th Century Fox

US search giant Google has signed a major video-on-demand agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to bring over 600 films and TV shows to its Google Play and YouTube stores for rental or purchase.

The agreement means that users will also be able to buy recent hit sci-fi movie ‘Prometheus’ in HD from today, three weeks ahead of the DVD and Blu-ray release.

Over the next three weeks, viewers will also be able to rent or buy Fox movies like ‘X-Men’, ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Black Swan’, and TV shows like ‘Glee’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘New Girl’ and many more.

Writing on the Google Blog, Jonathan Zepp, Manager of TV & Film Content Partnerships reveals that the new titles will be available first in the US, and become available in more countries soon.

Google is now working with all six of the major film studios and many independent studios to offer major new releases and classics to rent or own, via Google Play and YouTube.

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