It had to happen, and it’s about bloody time. Sony seems to be leading the way in taking the movie industry where the music industry was smart enough to go 2 years ago. Here’s what the BBC had to report:
Sony is to make its top 500 films available digitally in the next year. Michael Arrieta, senior vice president of Sony Pictures, said at a US Digital Hollywood conference that it wanted to create an “iTunes” for films.
This is a fantastic idea, and one that could spell the end of your local video store eventually. It will all depend on how the licencing will work. But, if Sony allows you to download a movie for like… $6, and then to burn that movie onto a DVD disk, then it’s going to make TONS of cash and I’ll be one of it’s first subscribers. What are your thoughts?