updated 06:55 pm EST, Wed November 8, 2006
Fox movies on iTunes?
News Corp., which owns Fox movie studio today announced that it is in talks with Apple to add its full-length films to the iTunes Music Store. News Corp.'s president and COO Peter Chernin disclosed the details during a conference call with analysts and reporters, according to a report from CNNMoney.com. Chernin refused to provide a time frame for when Fox movies might appear on iTunes, if ever, but said News Corp. and Apple are holding "positive talks" with several details still in the works. News Corp. currently offers several TV shows on Apple's iTunes Music Store, but has yet to follow in Disney's footsteps by offering full-length movies. Brick-and-mortar retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target have been applying pressure to big-name Hollywood studios, fearing a potential dip in holiday DVD sales due to cheaper content offered by Apple's iTunes store. [updated]