Pilot Flying J, Digiboo Partner on Digital Entertainment

Published in CSP Daily News

Deal brings on-the-go movies, TV to travelers in Southeast

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Holiday travelers now have a quick and easy way to rent and buy their entertainment, as Digiboo, a digital retail entertainment download service, has announced that it is partnering with Pilot Flying J Inc., the largest operator of travel centers and plazas in North America, to bring its entertainment service to the Southeast.

Digiboo has installed nine interactive touchscreen kiosks in Pilot Flying J locations along Interstate 75 from Corbin, Ky., to Cordele, Ga.

"Families on holiday road trips have typically been limited in their entertainment options," said Blake Thomas, chief marketing officer of Digiboo. "Digiboo offers an extensive catalogue, and is fast, travel-friendly and now conveniently located."

Movie fans can choose from Digiboo's library of more than 800 movies and 300 TV shows, including new releases such as Man of Steel, Grown Ups 2, White House Down, The Conjuring and Red 2, as well as popular catalog titles. TV fans can enjoy their favorite episodes of The Walking Dead, Revolution, Big Bang Theory, Weeds, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, among others.

These movies and TV programs can be downloaded in as little as 30 seconds to a thumb drive, or directly to a device in just minutes via Wi-Fi and played back on any iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch or any Android or Windows-enabled PC, laptop, tablet or phone. Anyone, from business travelers to families on vacation, can enjoy Digiboo, and since the service is digital-only, with no physical discs, new releases are always in stock, and there is never anything to return.

"We strive to be a one-stop shop for everything our customers need while traveling over the holidays," said Asa Hazelwood, director of facility revenue for Pilot Flying J. "With Digiboo, we've expanded our entertainment offerings to provide the latest in movies and TV shows."

Digiboo's competitively priced catalogue can be accessed through its interactive touchscreen kiosks, also found in Houston Hobby (HOU) and Bush (IAH) airports, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA), Portland International Airport (PDX), Boise Airport (BOI), Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and within select Gateway Newstands.

Digiboo was founded in 2008 by film industry veterans Richard Cohen, former MGM Home Entertainment & Consumer Products president, Jeff Karbowiak, executive vice president of MGM's Home Entertainment Group, David Beddow, chief technology officer at Movielink and Blake Thomas, general manager of MGM Home Entertainment.

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. Its network provides customers with access to more than 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, more than 4,400 showers and more than 4,000 diesel lanes.