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February 25, 2011

Can premium VOD and buy once, view anytime save film studios from piracy and Netflix?

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:20 am

by Media of the Next Web

According to a University of Texas media professor, in a move to fight piracy, Netflix and others, a number of studios are planning to bring movies to consumers through video-on-demand (VOD) in as short a time as 28 days after theatrical release. If true, this move would circumvent the standard 120 day window before movies are offered anywhere other than in theaters, and would be offered at a premium fee – an astounding/ridiculous $20-50 according to Tom Schatz, who runs UT Austin’s Film Institute.

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