Barnes & Noble Announces Expanded NOOK Video™ Content to Come From NBCUniversal and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

  Barnes & Noble Announces Expanded NOOK Video™ Content to Come From
  NBCUniversal and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Coming Soon: NOOK Video to Offer Digital Movies and TV Shows for Enjoyment on
 New NOOK^® HD and NOOK^® HD+ and Other Devices through Free NOOK Video Apps

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 30, 2012

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced it will
bring even more popular standard and HD movies and TV shows to its expansive,
highly anticipated NOOK Video through newly announced content licensing
partnerships with major studios and content providers including NBCUniversal
and 20^th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Premiering concurrently with the
availability of the highly acclaimed NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ slated to begin
shipping this week, NOOK Video will deliver a growing and diverse catalog of
favorite standard and HD movies and TV shows rendered in spectacular color and
stunning definition on the world’s highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet and
lightest full HD tablet for an unparalleled portable entertainment experience
that can be enjoyed virtually anywhere.

Offering instant access to a wealth of digital entertainment, NOOK Video will
enable customers to shop a vast collection of new releases, blockbuster
titles, popular television series, favorite classics and more, available for
streaming or download. NOOK’s newly announced content agreements will bring
thousands of movies and TV shows for all ages and interests to the NOOK Video
catalog, including the blockbuster films Snow White and the Huntsmen,
Battleship, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Diary of a Wimpy
Kid: Dog Days and many more.

The company will also bring unmatched convenience and portability to
customers’ digital video collections beginning this fall in the US, followed
by the UK this holiday season. The first UltraViolet-enabled tablets, NOOK HD
and NOOK HD+ will seamlessly integrate a customer’s UltraViolet digital video
collection across their devices right out of the box. Customers will be able
to easily link their UltraViolet accounts to the NOOK Cloud allowing them to
view their previously and newly purchased UltraViolet-enabled movies and TV
shows across NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ devices and free NOOK Video apps coming
soon. In addition to purchasing movies and TV shows via NOOK Video, customers
can shop for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs^™ with the UltraViolet logo in Barnes &
Noble and other retail stores, add them to their digital collection, and
instantly watch compatible titles from the NOOK Cloud^™ to enjoy wherever they
go and however they choose.

“We specifically designed and optimized the new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ to
deliver the most exceptional video and entertainment experiences available on
stunning, high resolution 7 and 9-inch displays, and we’re pleased to offer
customers an even wider selection of their favorite movies and TV shows
through our new leading studio partners,” said Jonathan Shar, Vice President &
General Manager, Emerging Digital Content, NOOK Media. “NOOK Video is one of
the most exciting new offerings for customers to enjoy on new NOOK devices
when they arrive this month, and with NOOK’s seamless UltraViolet integration,
customers can even shop online, from NOOK devices, or physical DVDs and
Blu-ray discs in our retail stores and access their digital copies from our
safe and secure NOOK Cloud for instant entertainment wherever they go.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Barnes & Noble on their Nook Video service,”
said Michael Bonner, Executive Vice President, Product Development & Strategy,
NBCUniversal Digital Distribution.“The cloud based service integrated with
UltraViolet really increases the value proposition of digital media,
givingconsumers total freedom towatch theirfavorite films and TVshows
wherever and whenever they want.”

“Quality, access and convenience are quickly becoming synonymous with digital
ownership and the market is exploding,” said Mike Dunn, President, Worldwide,
20^th Century Fox Home Entertainment. “The ability to access digital HD movies
from Fox through NOOK Video complements our existing strategy of delivering
the best entertainment experience to consumers and to enrich digital

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 689 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, ( Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK^® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store^™ (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
667 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is one
of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & is ranked the number
one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video
category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet
by visiting the company's corporate website:

NOOK^®, NOOK Store^™, NOOK Video^™, NOOK Video Apps^™ are trademarks of Barnes
& Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of
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About NOOK Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love,
anywhere you like^™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading
experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store^™ of
more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and
TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular
devices through free NOOK Reading Apps^™ and NOOK Video apps, available at NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any
of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble
stores and online at, as well as leading retailers including Best
Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products will also soon be
available in the United Kingdom retailers.

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Corporate Communications
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