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Wippit planning movie download service

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 Apr 2005 19:49

Wippit planning movie download service UK based Wippit is planning a movie download service that will offer movie downloads for as little as 99p. Wippit already offers legal music downloads for 29p a track from a selection of 60,000 tracks or unlimited downloads for 4.99 a month. The company is in talks with distributors that have not yet been named. The company said the movies that will be offered will range from Blockbusters to Classics and will including Independent and rare movies also.
This news comes not long after Sony announced its plans to open a movie download service within the next year that would do for movies what Steve Jobs' iTunes did for music. The Sony service will initially offer about 500 movies just from Sony's impressive catalogue of about 2,500 titles. However, Wippit already have a reputation for providing low cost services and really hopes to get its service launched by the end of the summer.

Paul Myers, founder and chief executive of Wippit said that research has already proven that consumers are interested in movie download services. "We're in talks and are slating a late summer release for Wippit Movies with a great selection of films from the suppliers we are currently in discussion with," Myers said. Wippit hopes to enter into more discussions with studios, distributors or production companies.

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