Feeds

Apple to launch movie downloads site?

iMovies could be coming to a (very small) screen near you

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Apple will debut a new video download service tomorrow, if the rumours currently spooling around the industry proves correct.

An invitation to the latest Apple conference was sent out to a select bunch in the media with the tagline “It’s Showtime”.

Speculation is rife that Apple could also launch a new iPod with a wider screen for movie fans wanting to watch videos downloaded from the Apple movie store.

Steve Jobs is the biggest stockholder at the Walt Disney Company, after acquiring Pixar Animation Studios Inc earlier this year. Business Week reports that this “connection provides a natural toehold for Disney to be among the first to sign a distribution deal.”

The report also claims that Hollywood studios are currently in discussion with Apple about making movies available as downloads.

But apparently not everyone is happy about such an arrangement and this could limit what movies are made available on any Apple movie store.

If the launch does go ahead tomorrow, Apple will hope to monetise and legitimise the video downloading industry. And, if the success of iTunes is anything to go by, YouTube may have a run for its money.

Tomorrow, all will be revealed. Popcorn, anyone?

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.