] Yesterday, five major studios Universal, Paramount, Sony,
] Warner Bros., and MGM unveiled Movielink, a joint venture
] that, for the first time, allows customers to download a large
] assortment of studio films. Movielinks initial library
] contains about 175 movies new and old, from Jimmy Neutron to
] Last Tango in Paris. They range in price from $1.99 to $4.99
] for a 24-hour rental. Its a cool service, attractively
] priced. Its also going to be a flop on the order of The
] Adventures of Pluto Nash.
What I think is missing here is the understanding that content has minimal value once in the public domain and that digital technologies provide a way to make perfect copies.
All of these outlets need to be offering services with the content being attraction into the other services.
I'm talking about content as Loss Leader!
RE: The next big Internet flop