While the coronavirus outbreak has done major damage to the movie industry, NBCUniversal is giving fans an option to rent upcoming releases from streaming services.
Recently movies like Fast & Furious 9, No Time To Die and A Quiet Place 2 were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Universal Pictures will make its movies available to rent on the same day as it releases in cinemas as a result of the outbreak.
Titles will be available for a 48-Hour rental period from NBCUniversal sister companies Comcast and Sky as well as a broad range of on-demand partners.
“Universal Pictures has a broad and diverse range of movies with 2020 being no exception. Rather than delaying these films or releasing them into a challenged distribution landscape, we wanted to provide an option for people to view these titles in the home that is both accessible and affordable,” says by Jeff Shell, CEO, NBCUniversal.
Titles including Trolls World Tour, The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma, will be available on a wide variety of the most popular on-demand services for a 48-hour rental period at a suggested retail price of $19.99 in the U.S. and the price equivalent in international markets.
Titles will be available to rent on iTunes and other on-demand services.