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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Is this the first movie available on iTunes?

The Washington Post says that a made-for-TV movie from Disney, "High School Musical," has shown up on the iTunes Music Store.

Not exactly a theatrical feature, but what's interesting is the pricing: $9.99 and you own it.

I do wonder whether iTunes can get in the business of renting movies (i.e., movies that would vanish from your hard drive after 24 hours or a week), given that so far every product you buy from them is something you own for good.

Your thoughts?


  • Maybe there will have to be 2 prices. 1 for rent and 1 to but - just like DVDs

    By Blogger Tim Clague, at 3:47 PM  

  • If iTunes doesn't, there are plenty of sites out there ready to "rent" digital downloads to consumers.

    Also, figuring out the pricing must be a nightmare/crapshoot. Does 'Lord of the Rings' cost the same as 'Gigli'?

    By Blogger mike vogel, at 6:55 PM  

  • i think it's a little off balance already with music videos and hour long dramas both costing 1.99. I mean, 1.99 isn't bad for an hour, but a short music video?

    By Blogger Unknown, at 3:24 AM  

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