Amazon, Apple and Comcast in negotiations to launch premium VOD in 2018


The US companies Amazon, Apple and Comcast are negotiating with major Hollywood studios to offer a new premium transactional VOD movie service. Films would be available within 30 to 45 days after its premiere in theaters, according to Hollywood Reporter.  The service might be launched during the first months of 2018.

Consumers would pay USD 30 per movie, though the fee to be charged for the service hasn’t been determined yet. This number might rise up to USD 50 if the films were offered only 17 days after the debut in theaters.

Experts point out that, before reaching an agreement of this nature, the companies have to make a deal with the theater owners, who have always criticized early home viewing.

If Amazon, Apple and Comcast do launch this service, it wouldn’t be immediately available in Latin America, as the dates of movie premieres in this region tend to differ with the US and the rights of reproduction are usually sold separately.