Disney Follows Soderbergh, Shunning Staggered Releases
“Buoyed by its success selling ABC television shows online, Walt Disney Co. plans to revive an experimental service today that beams movies into customers’ homes.
“Disney and its partners — Cisco Systems Inc. and chip maker Intel Corp. — are relaunching MovieBeam as the market for downloadable video is picking up. Disney was among the first companies to sell shows through Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes Music Store.
“But, analysts said, MovieBeam is anything but a sure bet.”
Dawn C. Chmielewski. Disney to Revive Video on Demand. LATimes.com. Feb. 14, 2006.
John Borland. MovieBeam Video Service Launches Nationwide. News.com. Feb. 13, 2006.
Jennifer Whitehead. Winterbottom Film to Get Simultaneous Cinema, DVD and Online Release. Digital Bulletin. Feb. 13, 2006.
CopyCense. Soderbergh Shakes Up Cinema. Dec. 6, 2005.
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