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Rupert Murdoch Makes Peace With "Pirate" Google, Starts Selling Movies

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    News Corp., Google In Digital TV, Movie Deal - Peter Kafka - Media - AllThingsD (click for full article)

    SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 AT 6:00 AM PT

    "At the beginning of 2012, Rupert Murdoch was railing against Google, labeling it the "piracy leader."

    But that was January! Now Murdoch's 20th Century Fox studio has cut a deal to sell and rent its movies and TV shows via the search giant's YouTube and Google Play portals.

    The announcement means Google has agreements with all of the major Hollywood studios. That brings the company to parity with competitors like Apple and Amazon, and it may be more symbolic than anything, since none of the digital outlets have been significant revenue generators for the studios so far."
     
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    Google Play, YouTube & Others Getting 600+ 20th Century Fox Movies, TV Shows - Search Engine Watch (#SEW) (click for full article)

    Miranda Miller, September 18, 2012

    "A new initiative from 20th Century Fox called The Digital HD project is bringing over 600 new movie and TV titles to users of Google Play and YouTube, among others.


    "Today you can buy Fox's new release 'Prometheus' in HD, available three weeks ahead of the Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand release," Google announced. "And over the next few weeks you'll be able to rent or buy your favorite Fox movies like 'X-Men', 'Ice Age' and 'Black Swan', and TV shows like 'Glee,' 'Modern Family,' 'New Girl' and many more."


    Google's Jonathan Zepp, manager of TV & Film Content Partnerships, said the new content is rolling out first in the U.S. It will be available in other countries "soon."
     
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