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Sony, Disney trial streaming movies while they are still in theaters

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2013 1:35

Sony, Disney trial streaming movies while they are still in theaters Sony and Disney are running a test in South Korea, offering on-demand streams of movies that are still in theaters.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the pair started trialing the on-demand service quietly in South Korea some time back, with Django Unchained, Wreck-it Ralph, and Brave all part of the experiment.

Running the test in the South Korean market is a safer bet for the studios, as movie theater groups in the United States or European countries would likely kick up a major fuss if the exclusive theatrical window was effectively reduced to nothing.

In 2010, a plan to reduce the exclusive theatrical release window of Alice in Wonderland almost resulted in Odean cinemas in Ireland, the UK and Italy dropping the movie altogether.

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