Coming Soon from Amazon: Unboxed Videos

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 | 05:45 PM

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It looks like Amazon is becoming a video competitor to Apple's iTunes.

Hollywood is a little leery of falling into the same situation the music industry did -- both needing Steve Jobs, but not happy with his terms of the deal.

C/Net  writes:

"To this point, digital movies have yet to attract a large audience. It takes hours in some cases for a film to be fully downloaded, and the quality isn't any better than a DVD, even though the costs are often the same.

Hollywood is eager to see how Amazon fares at selling downloadable films, an entertainment executive said last month. Unlike the companies that have already begun distributing digital movies, Amazon has a long track record of selling videos online."

Here are a few screenshots, via kokogiak

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More screen shots can be found at kokogiak


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Sources:
Screenshots of new Amazon video store hit the Web
Nate Anderson
Ars Technica, 8/18/2006 10:25:40 AM
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060818-7540.html

Scoop: More Details On Amazon's Unbox Video Service
Erick Schonfeld
The Business 2.0 Blog, Aug 19, 2006 4:37:04 PM
http://business2.blogs.com/business2blog/2006/08/scoop_more_deta.html

Is this the new Amazon video store?
Greg Sandoval
CNET News.com, August 18, 2006, 12:33 PM PT
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6107282.html

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Lots of money being spent by companies on the hope that we'll spend even more money for the ability to do the same things that we already do. That is, sit on our rears and be entertained. Is there anything "new" here? Just the delivery method is changing. The evolution of video rentals. From Blockbuster, to Netflix, to downloading. The revenue moves around from company to company. Maybe the cost gets less expensive.

Posted by: muckdog | Aug 22, 2006 7:01:53 PM

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