News: Apple and Hollywood still discussing plans for early movie rentals

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Movie studios are still considering plans to offer premium early access movie rentals via iTunes, Bloomberg reports. Despite objections from cinema chains, Hollywood wants to forge ahead in offering digital rentals of films only weeks after they arrive in theatres, according to people familiar with the matter. Discussions about possible studio agreements between Apple and the studios began late last year, and have been ongoing for months since, although… …
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iTunes Movies Market Share Losing Out Against Rivals, Say Hollywood Sources

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Apple’s market share in movie sales and rentals has been halved by competition from the likes of Amazon and Comcast, according to a report published on Sunday.

An article by the Wall Street Journal said Apple’s share for selling and renting video content has dropped to between 20 and 35 percent, down from over 50 percent in 2012, according to sources in Hollywood.


At the same time as the sharp fall in iTunes Movies sales and rentals, Amazon has grown its share to around 20 percent, said stud…
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