Video-on-demand service, available in the US initially, will challenge Netflix and Apple's iTunes.
This article titled “YouTube to expand movie-rental service” was written by Josh Halliday, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 10th May 2011 09.43 UTC
YouTube has confirmed plans to expand its movie-rental service, with 3,000 new films including The King’s Speech and Inception, in a direct challenge to Netflix and Apple’s iTunes.
The Google-owned video-sharing website has signed deals with Hollywood studios Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Universal and Lionsgate. The new premium video-on-demand (VoD) service will only be available in the US initially.