CNN Money on Wal-Mart's Digital Download Plans
Parija Bhatnagar writes:
Wal-Mart (Charts) currently accounts for about 40 percent of all DVD sales in the United States. By launching its own service, industry watchers say Wal-Mart can protect that DVD market dominance.
The retailer is still apparently debating price models. One option Wal-Mart is considering is a free digital download of the movie along with a purchase of the DVD version at a Wal-Mart store. Another option is letting customers purchase a download of the movie for a few extra dollars when they buy the DVD version at the store.
Wal-Mart would make the digital downloads available through its Web site walmart.com, according to executives.
(Via the Movie Marketing Update.)