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Aug302010

Google to offer Pay-Per-View Hollywood Rentals on YouTube

Google plans “pay-per-view” films, Financial Times reports; “Google’s YouTube video site is in negotiations with Hollywood’s leading movie studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of 2010, putting it head-to-head with Apple in the race to dominate the digital distribution of film and television content.

Reports say that the streaming movie service from YouTube will bring these movies to online consumers at about $5 per movie. The movies wouldn’t download to user’s computer, but rather stream as they watch it. They’ll also become available typically around the same time the movie comes out on DVD and other competing services such as Apple’s iTunes store and Amazon.com.”

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