AOL Video now showing Par titles


AOL has partnered with Paramount Pictures to offer downloadable movies and television shows through its AOL Video portal, the company is set to announce today.

Through AOL Video, a wide range of movies and TV titles are available that can be viewed offline and on PCs and other compatible devices for $9.99-$19.99 per movie.

The partnership is in addition to previously announced deals with 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

AOL also was set to announce today new collaborations with BlueHighways TV, the Employment & Careers Channel, the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, MyPath*TV and Plum that will offer additional programming in the coming weeks through the AOL Video portal's online interactive programming guide.

"By adding content from Paramount Pictures as well as several new branded video-on-demand channels, we continue our commitment to providing consumers with an all-in-one destination for finding and enjoying millions of free and pay-to-download videos," AOL executive vp Kevin Conroy said. "The new partnerships we are announcing today bring even greater breadth, depth and variety to our ever-growing library of high-quality, branded content."

The film content from Paramount Pictures builds on AOL Video's library of more than 300 titles.

Film titles from the Paramount deal span new releases to classics and include "Failure to Launch," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Chinatown," with new films like "Nacho Libre" to be available soon.

The AOL Video portal is an Internet destination where users can find, watch and share millions of free and pay-to-download videos from across the Web, broadcast and cable TV and movies.