Sunday, July 25, 2010

Which Online Movie Streaming Service

A few days ago we got word of UltaViolet, a new standard endorsed by a bunch of Hollywood studios that, somehow, will make for better movie viewing online and on mobile devices. There were more than a couple attempts at explaining the approach but I still don't really get it.

NYT looks at the confusing slew of online movie delivery platforms:

On May 10 came word of i-Trailers, a new company devoted to movie advertising on the Web and mobile devices. On May 11, Diva Mobile declared itself the entertainment industry’s "first cross-platform solution for video-on-demand" services. Arriving on May 13 was, a site promising to stream live, behind-the-scenes video from movie sets for a one-time $9.99 fee.

And the frenzy has continued. Just last Tuesday came, which said it was "revolutionizing the way in which live entertainment and social networking come together."

You get the idea.

All I really want is to get my movies not at the theater, not on DVD, but online, on-demand, streaming, and in HD. Whoever gets there first should score big.

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