Rumor: YouTube Premium Movie Offering in the Works

The Financial Times is reporting that Google is schmoozing leading Hollywood studios to build out a premium pay-per-view movie service on YouTube, with titles being available the same day and date DVDs are released. The new service is planned to possibly launch as early as this year and will provide new releases for around five bucks a pop. No word on who theses studios are, but the prospect of renting movies through the familiar YouTube experience sounds interesting — though not all that exciting. For a view of the movies available right now, have a look here. Makes you wonder if Google is approaching music labels as well?

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