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So are the plans…you’ll see online stories left, right and center, just like the amount of online music stories. This WSJ story has some good nuggets of info to chew on:
— Apple recently offered the studios $14 per new title, so it could sell the films for around $14.99 on its site. But the studios want at least a dollar more, wary of undercutting the price of physical DVDs and upsetting retailers like Wal-Mart.
— Comcast, AOL and AT&T are among the players talking with the studios about obtaining movies for such services.
— Wal-Mart is looking at selling electronic movies, starting in the fourth quarter. It even looked at buying Movielink.
— Blockbuster has also shown interest in launching an online service.
— Amazon is set to launch its long-anticipated movie site this month.
— Microsoft has delayed a launch date for its own online movie store until early next year, says the story. The goal is to focus first on its planned-for music store before rolling out video.