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December 18, 2006

More companies enter movie download fray

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano at 10:42 AM

Another week, another company enters the movie downloading business. Today, the Financial Times reported that Sony will allow people to download movies to PCs and transfer them to its PSP portable gaming system. Here's coverage from Red Herring.

Also, Intel is in a deal in the UK to allow movie downloads to Windows Media Center PCs equipped with the company's Viiv chips. It's partnering with Coolroom.com in the effort, another move in Intel's broader media strategy around its Viiv product line. See coverage from The Register. In 2005, Intel invested in Morgan Freeman's ClickStar, which aims to offer first-run video content via the Internet.

This space is getting crowded. Here's our background on efforts by Apple and Amazon to get in the game. Microsoft launched a movie download service this fall, too.

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