Disney inks deal with Comcast to offer movies, TV shows via ...

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Videos
    Link: Disney inks deal with Comcast to offer movies, TV shows via Comcast OnDemand; movies start at $2.99, TV shows free 24 hours after airing.
    Description:: Disney has agreed to allow Comcast to distribute episodes of "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and two unspecified new fall programs through the on-demand service for free within 12 hours of airing beginning in the fall of 2007. The cable giant will also add "World News with Charles Gibson," "Nightline" and "This Week" to its on-demand roster. The deal also gives Comcast access to Disney, Miramax and Touchstone movies, with new releases available to customers for $3.99 and older ones for $2.99. Titles will include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "The Prestige," among others.

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  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I don't think this is good for Apple. The only time I buy TV shows off of iTunes is when I miss an episode of Lost. I have Comcast, so I don't forsee myself buying Lost anymore (from iTunes anyway) after this starts.

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