When will movies come to iTunes?

Peter Burrows

When Apple unveiled its video iPod and added TV shows and other video fare to its iTunes Music Store last Fall, I wondered why Steve Jobs hadn't done a deal to make a full-length Pixar flick available as well, rather than just Pixar's short films. I figured there were plenty of good reasons--say, the lack of a good link from the PC or Mac to the TV where most people want to do their movie-watching, or even more likely because Disney refused to redo its license with Pixar to allow digital distribution of any of their co-owned movies. But in an interview today, MovieBeam CEO Tres Izzard clarified a more mundane problem: bandwidth management.

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