NYT has some more details on Amazon.com’s movie and video download plans (Variety had most of these details in a January story, though): it is talks with three Hollywood studios about starting a service that would allow consumers to download movies and TV shows for a fee and burn them onto DVD‘s. The studios are Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers.
As the story says, none of the existing competing services so far plans to offer a way to let people buy, burn and keep DVD’s — or stream them at a lower price — as the contemplated Amazon service does.
It also say that Amazon.com will tie up the service with IMDB, the service it bought out in 1998…IMDB is very well crawled by Google and Yahoo, and any searches yield high IMDB results.
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