by Mike Masnick

Netflix Moves One Step Closer To Downloadable Movies

from the one-tiny-step dept

While Netflix and Tivo still haven't confirmed their rumored relationship, Netflix is still pushing forward with getting the other pieces in place for any kind of downloadable video-on-demand offering. They've now signed a deal with Warner Brothers to test movie downloads. Of course, this also demonstrates some of the hassle Netflix has to go through to build such a service. They need to go to each and every studio and convince them that (no, really) if they let Netflix help them offer video on demand it will let them rent more movies, and it won't mean the end of the movie industry because some kid figures out how to break whatever copy protection scheme they agree to use.

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    Tony Gentile, 22 Sep 2004 @ 8:35pm

    Add Verizon to Netflix's competitor list

    Full post:

    In possibly related news (let's see if we can't lazyweb a rumor here...), TechDirt writes that Verizon is launching their "3G EV-DO" service (great naming job guys), a broadband wireless service.

    The connection? Only a week ago, The Digital Media Jobs Blog had a Verizon listing for a Manager - Video Content Strategy & Acquisition position with the following description:

    "As Manager of Video Content Strategy & Acquisition you will be responsible for the following responsibilities: Assist in the development, execution and implementation of the Video on Demand and pay-per-view content strategy. Identify and evaluate VOD and PPV content opportunities"

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