Universal Pictures inks iCloud deal with Apple; only 20th Century Fox left out – for now

“Movies from Universal Pictures purchased on iTunes can now be re-downloaded through the iCloud service, leaving just one major studio, Fox, that is not a part of iCloud,” AppleInsider reports.

“Universal and Fox were initially absent from iCloud as a result of content deals with premium cable network HBO, though those issues were resolved last month,” AppleInsider reports. “Universal Pictures films became available this weekend on iCloud, and users who have previously purchased the films from iTunes can re-download them at no cost.”

AppleInsider reports, “The Wall Street Journal said [last month] that Fox expected to have its content on iCloud ‘within weeks,’ suggesting it may not be a much longer wait.”

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3 Comments

  1. That Universal agreed to this is quite remarkable, especially in post-Jobs world. The one studio (and music label) that was by far the most belligerent, stubborn, foot-dragging of them all, not to mention the biggest one. The general school of thought was, they all used to capitulate in front of Steve’s unrelenting charisma and unbeatable negotiating skill, and that once he is gone, this won’t work anymore. I’m not sure if this was Tim Cook’s work or someone else at Apple, but apparently, nothing changed after Jobs and Apple continues to steamroll over various industries.

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