Pay-per-view via the Internet

Philip Fryer (pdf@loyola.edu)
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 11:37:36 -0800 (PST)

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We knew it was gonna happen, but we didn't know when, until -

MIRAMAX EXPERIMENTS WITH PAY-PER-VIEW MOVIE DOWNLOADS
To test whether consumers will watch pay-per-view movies downloaded =
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the Internet, the Miramax film studio will debut an online download of =
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1999 release "Guinevere," for $3.49. The 500-megabyte file will take =
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a half hour to download using a high-speed Internet connection. The =
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is good for a 24-license to watch the downloaded movie, and at the end =
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the 24 hours the downloaded file will become useless. The movie can be=20
found at http://www.sightsound.com. (USA Today 20 Jan 2001)
http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/review/2001-01-18-miramax.htm

Philip Fryer
Media Services Librarian
Loyola/Notre Dame Library
200 Winston Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
pdf@loyola.edu or pfryer@ndm.edu
voice: 410-532-8787 x118 fax: 410-532-6130

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