Sonic Solutions has joined forces with Blockbuster in a deal that will enable consumers to download the movie giant’s content.

Under the agreement, Blockbuster will "supply the branded consumer interfaces and Sonic will power content delivery across PC and portable devices".

What this means is US users of Sonic’s existing CinemaNow products can download content onto their PCs, PMPs, Blu-ray Disc players, PVRs, STBs, mobile phones and Web-connected television sets.

The material will initially be available on a pay-per-view basis. A subscription model could be implemented in the near future.

In November, Blockbuster launched a movie rental service via set-top boxes in the US.

The MediaPoint digital media player is "free" if you pre-pay for 25 movies at the cost of USD $99.

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