Real Network launches legal movie download service

Thanks Waqas. Could it be under the influence of the supposingly successful iTunes music store that pushes Real Network to come up with a $12.95/month service for full-lenght film downloads?

Hoping to repeat with movies the success it has enjoyed with music, RealNetworks Inc. today is expected to announce a $12.95-per-month subscription service that allows downloading an unlimited number of recent, full-length films to laptops or PCs.

The new service, called Starz! Ticket on Real Movies, offers 100 movies at a time, chosen online using RealNetworks' RealPlayer 10. Subscribers can download any number of movies at once, to as many as three computers.

The movies remain playable for up to six weeks, after which they automatically delete themselves from the computer's hard drive. About 25 new movies become available each week, as 25 others go out of circulation

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