Monday, 25 January 2010
YouTube now renting movies
Broadcasting Ourselves, The YouTube Blog, reports that YouTube is launching a video rental service over the internet. The launch coincided with the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and the first available rentals are new movies by independent filmmakers. The first five offerings are three world premieres at this year’s festival and two audience favorites from last year’s; all will be available through Jan. 31. Rentals are $3.99. The blogpost also puts out a call for more independent filmmakers to join the rental program as part of the "Filmmakers Wanted" campaign at the festival.