Apple to launch UK movie downloads
Major studios signed up, claim sources
Apple is rumoured to be on the cusp of launching a movie downloads service through iTunes right here in the UK.
Rumours suggest movie downloads are coming to iTunes in the UK
According to a report by The Times newspaper, “studio sources” have said that Apple will start selling films from four major Hollywood studios: Disney, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox and Time Warner. Some smaller studios, including Lions Gate and MGM, are also thought to be behind Apple.
A specific online launch date isn’t yet known, but the sources apparently revealed that Apple’s not looking to undercut current physical DVD prices. It’s also rumoured that films will be available for both permanent download or rental.
Apple’s been testing the water for online movie downloads since 2006, when it posted a Disney TV movie, High School Musical, on the iTunes Music Store. The 487.1MB film was available to download for $10 (£5/€7).
In the US, iTunes 7 currently allows film fans to download movies from a whole host of studios, including Miramax, Walt Disney and Universal. Library titles cost $3 and newer releases are $4. HD films can also be rented.
@AC with US download
Either you are bullshitting or you did it a long time ago. It is not possible to setup a US iTunes account without a US credit card. The registration process does an address check against the credit card. I you set it up then subsequently remove the US credit card it stops working... This has been the case for nearly two years now.
The trouble with the English...
is we like to moan. Infact we moan so much most actually forget to have a look around at what ISP deals there are.
The ISP I use for instance allows 30gigs on peek and 300gigs off peek per month, more than enough for iTunes.
Sadly most of the british public are a little, erm, 'knowledge shy' and think its either BT or Virgin. (Or heaven forbid tiscali, because they had the audacity to advertise on the televisual box)
Download a Movie and a MS Service pack or Apple "patch" and Virgin will put a cap on your ass