Right model, right price, shame it aint legal
Now if only this was legal, I'd use it in a heartbeat.
Global distribution and global pricing, open formats, with ability to use the content on any device with a simple transcode. Very importantly, its a one stop shop, All content available in one place regardless of studio.
If they offered HD versions at say $7.99 to $9.99 aswell, it would be pretty close to the complete offering.
The speed of content access makes it compelling over p2p at the right price. no DRM, no regional restrictions, open standards, no device tie in.
So Content owners of the world please take note. Heres your model, it's obvious.
It always was, In the same way unencumbered open standards files such as MP3 are for digital music distribution. But given we still can't get those for all but a few labels at a price point that doesn't work for album purchase, I don't hold much hope.