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iTunes downloadable movies come to Canada

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jun 2008 14:43 User comments (3)

iTunes downloadable movies come to Canada Apple has announced that they will now be making movies available for sale and rental on iTunes Canada.
Apple has signed the deal with major film studios 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate and Maple Pictures to make the movies available on the iTunes platform in Canada.

The company says there will be 1200 movies available rent or purchase and that 200 are available in HD resolutions.

“Canadians have made iTunes the most popular place to find and buy music and TV shows online,”
said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’re thrilled to give iTunes customers access to over 1,200 movies from major studios to rent or purchase, whether to enjoy at home on their widescreen TV with Apple TV or on-the-go on their iPod.”

As with its American counterpart, customers have 30 days after downloading to begin watching and then 48 hours to view as many times as they like. Catalog titles will cost $9.99 CAD, $14.99 CAD for recent releases and $19.99 CAD for new releases. Each rental will cost $3.99 for library titles and $4.99 for new releases. All HD titles are $5.99 to rent.

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3 user comments

14.6.2008 15:30

What happens when we get throttled by the ISP ?

24.6.2008 21:39

Canada way behind as usual.

35.6.2008 20:53

What happened to canada being pirate heaven..

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