Barnes & Noble Announces New NOOK Video™ Partnerships with Major Studios Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity

  Barnes & Noble Announces New NOOK Video™Partnerships with Major
  StudiosLionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media and Content
  Providers National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff

Robust Selection of Blockbuster Films and Hit TV Shows In Stunning HD Quality
                       Now On NOOK^® HD and NOOK^® HD+

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 7, 2013

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 movies and TV shows to its expansive NOOK Video
offering through newly announced content licensing partnerships with major
studios and content providers including Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), MGM, Paramount
Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff.
NOOK Video continues to deliver a growing and diverse catalog of favorite
standard and HD movies and TV shows rendered in spectacular color and stunning
definition on NOOK^® HD, the world’s highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet, and
NOOK^® HD+, the lightest full 9-inch HD tablet.

Offering instant access to a wealth of digital entertainment, NOOK Video lets
customers shop a vast collection of new releases, blockbuster titles, popular
television shows, favorite classics and more, available for streaming or
download. NOOK’s newly announced content agreements will bring thousands of
additional movies and TV shows for all ages and interests to the NOOK Video
catalog, including the blockbuster films The Hunger Games, the Twilight
movies, Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job, Skyfall, Rocky, Fargo, Flight,
Paranormal Activity 4, Act of Valor, Safe Haven, House at the End of the
Street; independent films from Film Buff’s catalog including Charles Swan and
Exit from the Gift Shop; and TV shows like Mad Men, Border Wars, Great
Migrations, Amazing Planet; as well as educational content via Little Pim, the
leading foreign language learning program for young children, plus many more.

“With the addition of these industry-leading studio partners, NOOK Video
continues to expand its already robust offering, providing customers with an
even wider selection of their favorite movies and TV shows,” said Jonathan
Shar, Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Digital Content, NOOK Media
LLC. “Combined with NOOK’s seamless UltraViolet^™ integration, we are offering
customers one of the most dynamic and accessible movie and TV show stores
available.”

“NOOK is one of a growing spectrum of new digital buyers for our film and TV
content and illustrates the breadth and depth of opportunities for monetizing
our content across a broad array of platforms,” said Thomas Hughes, Lionsgate
Senior VP Digital/On Demand. “We look forward to an exciting and productive
partnership with NOOK.”

“We are very excited to begin transactional distribution of our films on NOOK.
This furthers our goal of reaching the widest possible audience using all
available technologies,” added Relativity’s David Spiegelman, President,
Domestic Television & Digital Distribution.

NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer everything that customers want in a tablet, with
millions of books, apps, movies, TV shows, magazines and more available in the
expansive NOOK Store of more than 3 million titles. These new 7-and 9-inch
tablets are lightweight, but packed with pixels to deliver text, graphics and
video with stunning HD clarity so every book, magazine, movie and app looks
better than ever before. Add new family-friendly features like NOOK
Profiles^™, a personalized experience that instantly transforms the device in
hand to any family member’s very own tablet, and you have the very best
reading and entertainment tablets for the whole family to share.

NOOK also brings unmatched convenience and portability to customers’ digital
video collections. As the first UltraViolet-enabled tablets, NOOK HD and NOOK
HD+ seamlessly integrate a customer’s UltraViolet digital video collection
across their devices right out of the box. Customers can 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. 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.

For more information on NOOK Video or the critically acclaimed NOOK HD and
NOOK HD+, customers can visit www.nook.com or visit the NOOK Digital Shops^™
and displays in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores for more
information. Barnes & Noble offers Always Free NOOK Support in all of its
neighborhood bookstores, with more than 35,000 NOOKsellers^™ across the
country ready to assist customers with setting up and getting the most out of
their NOOK devices.

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 677 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). 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™ (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
678 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
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com 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: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

NOOK^®, NOOK Store^™, NOOK Video^™, NOOK Video Apps^™ are trademarks of Barnes
& Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of
their respective owners.

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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
www.nook.com/freenookapps. 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 www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best
Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the
United Kingdom throughwww.nook.co.ukandleading retailers.

For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or
www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook.

Contact:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications
cbrown@bn.com
 
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