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YouTube adds 3,000 movies to its rental service

They are now in direct competition with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Apple

8:10 pm on May 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The announcement confirms rumors from April that YouTube intended to launch an on-demand movie service with content from Sony, Warner, Universal and Lionsgate. YouTube’s new roster of films will go live Monday. The video service will also be hosting movie reviews and behind-the-scenes movie extras typically found in DVD and Blu-ray releases.


Here's the announcement from YouTube's blog:
8:21 pm on May 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This I could use, Redbox is about 0.5 miles way. I wonder how the Comcasts and the Verizons will react to this and Netflix as time goes by. If they limit bandwidth or make it expensive, these are done.