Disney To Lease Content for Video iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by the_mole1314, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2003
    Akron, OH
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    With Disney it would probably be the TV side of things.

    Imagine setting up feeds of what ever shows they have on the Disney Channel as a podcast with a monthly subscription fee, either that or you go heavy on advertisements. If you are expection to see snow white on your ipod look for fees of $20.

    Though that would tie in well with the car holder.

    Imagine how many movies you could fit on a 60 G or 80G ipod stored in h264 format.

    It could replace the in car dvd player if you could feed into the tv screens.

    Then there would be downloads from a Tivo...

    It could be seriously sweet.
  3. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    OK, UK users, Shoot me. I just saw MongoTheGeek's signature and thought... Richard & Judy VideoPodCasts :D... wow, watch that AMAZING show on the way to work :p. hehe.
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Perhaps the Apple/Disney meetings were only about this, arranging for Radio Disney songs to be included in the iTMS.
  5. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    I know this may be a little unethical business wise but couldn't Jobs just say to Disney: "You want to keep distributing Pixar, right?" It's a win win. Disney makes revenue off of sales through the iTunes/Video/Media Store and Steve agrees to their distribution of Pixar films. And I am sure he would also try to lock up some sort of exclusivity to keep out MS/Netflix/ect.

    On the other hand, distribution rights for Pixar films would make a good bargaining chip to the scads of other companies with large back catalogs too.
    Or maybe I am being a little optimistic. ;)

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