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Carrefour set to launch movie download service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Apr 2008 18:40 User comments (2)

Carrefour set to launch movie download service France's largest retailer, the Carrefour Group has announced that they will be launching a movie download service that will allow customers to buy or rent movies and TV episodes.
The Group operates supermarkets and grocery stores around Europe that carry DVDs but wants to "expand its focus on entertainment, bringing it closer to customers."

Carrefour's international non-food chief, Christophe Geoffroy, said the "shopping experience would be simple and fast, with downloads taking about 3 minutes," probably meaning that most videos could be streamed. He also noted that VOD (video on demand) market in Europe was not currently great but growth was expected. He cited analyst research which predicts "Europe's movie download market will be worth over about 690 Euros (over $1 billion) by 2011."

The announcement follows Tescos similar announcement last week in which they launched a music and video download site focusing on MP3 albums.

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2 user comments

119.4.2008 21:00

excellent i'll be living in france again soon (5 years maybe.......future comes soon), with Npower to excellent dvd services im starting to actually want to go back there LOL!


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Apr 2008 @ 0:05

220.4.2008 14:17

They cant compete with Free.

Usenet FTW

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