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Fox movies may come to iTunes

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]




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  1. bsnoel

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Go Fox

    FOX, Come on in, the water is fine.

  1. debohun

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Archive Okay

    Well, Fox has some good stuff in their older archives, but their current stock is awesomely lowbrow. Hopefully, this is just a stepping stone for Apple to a bigger library.

  1. rok

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    follow the leader

    it'll just take one studio to sign on such as this, and make money in a new revenue stream, for the other studios to get envious and sign-on afterward. No one wants ot be the pioneer who takes the arrows. But, from a nuts and bolts side for me, I need to get a 500GB drive just to hold all of this media at their current file sizes, and movies are going to be pretty hefty (h***, video podcasts alone are eating my hard drive's lunch).

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Microsoft

    I hate to say it, but Microsoft has this one right. It is renting films.

  1. moldyapples

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Downloaded Cars...

    ...and it took 10.5 hours on my crappy DSL connection (here in the heart of silicon valley, no less!) Would have been faster to walk to the nearest Target and buy the DVD.

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