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Report: iTunes Store to get Paramount movies

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2007
News Categories: iTunes

Apple’s iTunes Store is set to offer movie titles from Viacom’s Paramount Pictures, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The deal, at least for the time being, will only cover Paramount’s back catalog. Paramount’s catalog titles include hits such as “Forrest Gump” and “Mission: Impossible.” Apple CEO Steve Jobs is widely expected to announce new partnerships with Hollywood studios today during his keynote speech at Macworld Expo.

“The Hollywood studio has stopped short of also providing its new releases in an effort to allay concerns of DVD retailers about competition from iTunes,” reports the Journal. “Paramount decided that by only providing catalog titles, which will be sold at $9.99, it would get most of the benefit from the download service and less of the hassle from retailers… They reasoned that catalog titles will provide more revenue than new releases.”

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Is iLounge going to be providing the usual blow-by-blow of the keynote speech?

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on January 9, 2007 at 7:24 AM (PDT)

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Looks like all of the Star Trek movies except for Star Trek the motion picture is up on the store.  I’m very thrilled about this!  Now I can finally get Voyage Home which was my favorite with the original cast.  Out side of the Next Generation cast, I thought Voyage Home was the best!

Posted by phoenixfury on January 10, 2007 at 12:27 AM (PDT)

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