“Two major motion picture studios have indicated that they expect to join Walt Disney in offering their film content on Apple Computer’s iTunes Store within six months, says one Wall Street analyst,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“PiperJaffray analyst Gene Munster made the comments in a research note on Tuesday, after having met with four of the six major film studios to discuss various topics, including issues related to offering content on services such as iTunes,” Marsal reports.
Marsal reports, “In a summary of his findings, Munster said he believes there are three key reasons why other studios are taking their time in opening up film libraries to iTunes — mainly ‘retaliation’ concerns on the part of retailers, copy protection issues, and a desire to have a more flexible pricing model… ‘A couple of the studios indicated that they expect to have content on iTunes within six months, but it may require some tweaks to Apple’s pricing guidelines to get them there,. Munster told clients. ‘We would not expect additional studios to sign on with iTunes before the holidays, however, as most studios recognize that this change could disrupt their holiday business at retailers.'”
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