April 26, 2011

TiVo's YouTube App - delivering movies soon?

Reported in The Guardian, YouTube is launching a movie rental service in the US. Could this be the future movies on demand platform on VM's TiVo?

[YouTube] will expand into streaming big-name, full-length blockbusters in May, according to reports. With the premium movie-on-demand service, film lovers will be able to stream new releases for as little as $2 (£1.20), though prices will differ for each movie.
Three of the six major film studios – Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros and Universal – have reportedly agreed licensing terms with the Google-owned video giant. Paramount, Fox and Disney have not yet committed to the plan, it is understood. The service is expected to be limited to the US for the foreseeable future.

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