Monday, August 30, 2010

FT.com / Media - Google plans pay-per-view films

More bad news for soon-to-be-bankrupt Blockbuster

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.

Google has been pitching to the studios on the international appeal of a streaming, on-demand movie service pegged to the world’s most popular search engine and YouTube, according to several people with knowledge of the situation.

FT.com / Media - Google plans pay-per-view films

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