Movielink Ready To Roll
from the ready-to-fail dept
Anyone want to take bets on how long it takes for Movielink, the new online, Hollywood studio-backed, movie viewing company to fail? They're launching today, and soon you'll be able to spend just as much as you do at your local video store to watch a movie with fewer features than the DVD you could rent. You have to watch it on your PC instead of your TV. You only have a 24 hour window to watch it from the moment you hit play, also. Oh yeah, you also have to give up 2 gigs of space on your hard drive and wait while it sucks up all your bandwidth during the tedious download. Who is this going to appeal to again? That's right, no one. Of course, after it's declared a dismal failure, expect Jack Valenti to stand up and eloquently tell Congress, how they made such a valiant effort to offer legal movies online, but those crazy pirates made it impossible for them to succeed... all the while the "Boston strangler" of home video will continue to line his pockets.