Verizon Fios has signed on as the first MVPD to support Disney Movies Anywhere, the cloud-based electronic-sell through platform/digital locker for the Mouse’s mix of flicks.
The launch with Verizon coincides with Disney’s digital release of the new The Jungle Book.
Disney’s digital service, which offers more than 450 digital movies, including the Star Wars series and titles from Pixar and Marvel, launched in February 2014. Verizon launched its EST product in 2010.
Verizon Fios subs can now connect their digital movie collections with the Disney Movies Anywhere ecosystem. Those customers can also purchase Disney titles on that service and watch on Fios set-tops (via Fios on Demand), on smartphones and tablets with the Fios Mobile app. DMA also has an app that supports iOS and Android devices, Android TV devices, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV boxes and Fire TV Sticks, Roku players, and the Xbox 360.
In addition to Verizon Fios, DMA also works with a group of distribution partners that includes iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies & TV.
In concert with the Verizon deal, DMA said it will offer a free digital copy of Monsters, Inc. to new and existing members who connect an iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV or Fios through Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Comcast, which also has its own EST service, struck an expanded content licensing deal with The Walt Disney Studios in April to offer a selection of digital library titles and new releases as they become available via the Xfinity On Demand digital store. Comcast, however, does not currently link to the Disney Movies Anywhere platform.