Sunday, February 06, 2005


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Online movie provider CinemaNow on Tuesday said NBC Universal has agreed to offer its films to CinemaNow subscribers giving the Internet service content from one more major studio as it continues to expand.

CinemaNow allows clients to legally download films and television shows for a fee, and it now has six of Hollywood's seven major film and TV studios as content providers. It lacks only Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc .

It looks like big business is finally getting with the program, the only problem I can see will be one of price after all $1 or $3 does not sound that much(50p or £1.50), but if you are watching a 24 episodes series than that could be any where between $24 and $72 (£48 and £144) that could add up very quick when you think about that you may end up paying for any number of TV shows.

All tought a step in the right direction I don't think they will be going for global release dates and all tought there is hope that TV programs will be available on line before they are released on DVD there is no guaranty.

In reality the price needs to be a lot lower only penny's to watch episodes, if it is to ever replace TV. Then again big business does not want to replace TV, then want to keep control.

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