updated 02:05 pm EST, Thu March 31, 2005
iTunes for movies
At the US Digital Hollywood conference, Sony says its wants to and will release its top 500 films available digitally in the next year. The BBC reports that films will be put onto flash memory for mobiles over the next year and that Sony will develop its digital download services for films: We want to set business models, pricing models, distribution models like (Apple chief Steve) Jobs did for music, but for the film industry," Mr Arrieta told CNET news." Sony and other movie studios are looking to prevent Apple or other single entity from taking a leadership/power position in the digital film world. The Sony partnership includes Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios and Warner Bros.