Since starting offering movies as downloads in September last year,
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios is the latest Hollywood studio to
join Apple's iTunes bandwagon.
As per the deal announced yesterday, MGM will intially offer
classics such as 'Dances with Wolves,' 'Mad Max,' and 'Rocky,' with
other titles to follow suit in the coming weeks.
with movies from Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate
Entertainment, and now MGM, iTunes sports a catalog of well over 500
Marked by their absence on iTunes are Sony Pictures, Universal
Studios, and Warner Bros, which have already started offering movie
downloads through rivals, Amazon.com and Wal Mart Stores.
Despite this, ask Eddy Cue, Apple's Vice President of iTunes, and
he maintains that iTunes reigns supreme with more than 2 million movie
Cue also says its just a matter of time before all movie studios
will land up at iTunes. He explains that some people are just skeptical
as they want to see how the market develops first.
Not to mention, Apple's demand for uniformity in pricing... Most movies on iTunes cost $9.99 per download...