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YouTube is reportedly poised to launch a paid streaming movie-on-demand service with the okay of a number of Hollywood studios. Speculation suggests that the service may launch next week however neither Google nor YouTube have responded to the claims. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Universal and a raft of …

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Hmm..

I wonder if the video on demand movie service will go over as well as the movie rental? Which despite using Youtube frequently I've never heard of.

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Based on what some other news sites are saying, it looks like it will be US only.

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D'oh

That makes (crazy studio) sense from a licensing point of view.

It'll stunt its growth though.

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That's ok for now.

It would be useless over here anyway unless Google bundled it with a broadband package of their own, where the content didn't contribute to your month's "fair use" limits.

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So.... What's different this time?

So, will that be a Netflix look-alike or a hulu clone? In either case what's the big deal?

And if it's regionally restricted (I can't see the studios allowing it any other way) then what's the point?

Paris, for want of a confused icon.

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this time?

Sounds more like a clone of VUDU, but without the STB. Oh wait, VUDU doesn't have an STB anymore either. And you can get it in a browser, now too.

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Selfserving Opportunist at Work

Nothing but a selfserving opportunist at work here. He thinks this will get him a bonus or a better job. It will amount to a row of beans.

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Hmmmm

Frankly my dear, I don't give a.... buffering, buffering, buffering

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