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Re: Broadband Powers Billion Dollar 'Download to Own' Trend in Europe
Posted by: Gene J. Koprowski 2006-05-10 06:57:11
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A new mode of movie ownership is briskly emerging -- one which someday may challenge the hegemony of the digital videodisc (DVD). During the last few weeks, Hollywood debuted two films, "King Kong," and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," via a new media, broadband, Internet-based "download-to-own" service, as well as on DVD. The market could be worth Pounds 735 million -- or US$1.3 billion -- in the next four years in the United Kingdom alone, according to research from the London office of Strategy Analytics, the market research firm covering the IT industry.


We've introduced a new concept, which is more advanced than the normal D T O; in our system you also burn your DVD in DVD quality (4,7GB) and can thereafter watch it on your plasma screen. For this procedure we've opened a new site.
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