Monday, May 24, 2010

Hollywood considers pushing movies to living rooms soon after release

The Wall Street Journal reports that major Hollywood studios are talking to Time Warner Cable about proposals for sending movies out to home viewers within weeks of release:
...the main one, which has received early support from some studio executives, would allow consumers to watch a movie at home just 30 days after its theatrical release—far earlier than the usual four months—for roughly $20 to $30 a pop.
The big concern is what this will do to theater owners.

The Wall Street Journal: Hollywood Eyes Shortcut to TV

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