According to this article and I’m sure many others, YouTube will imminently launch a movie-on-demand-service charging users to stream Hollywood movies off the world’s largest video sharing site.
This will give Apple iTunes a run for their money… Isn’t competition great! The American way.
Interestingly, the article referenced above indicates that some of the large film companies are on board with the YouTube deal, while others are not.
The interesting part for me as I think of it, is that movies are a great form of entertainment, generally. Actually though, think of all the revenues, like hundreds of millions generated in this industry so far. And it just seems to get more creative.
It was about thiry years ago or so, when the big shake up in the entertainment industry was when someone wanted to put feature length films on video tape. Remember the big to-do that was!
Anyway, should be interesting to see what happens and what it will mean to the general public, once YouTube gets into the on-demand movie business.
What do you think? Do you even care? What may it mean to you?