“Downloads of Walt Disney films on the iTunes platform have risen sharply to more than 1.3m after only three months on sale, putting pressure on other Hollywood studios to join Apple’s digital service,” Matthew Garrahan reports for The Financial Times.
Garrahan reports, “The launch of Pirates of the Caribbean and Cars on iTunes helped push Disney download sales through the 1m barrier, with the total number of Disney downloads sold on iTunes doubling over the Christmas period.”
“Disney also put its TV programming on iTunes a year ago and has sold more than 20m downloads,” Garrahan reports.
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