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YouTube Forges Deal With Disney for Movie Rentals on Service

Google Inc.’s YouTube announced a deal with Walt Disney Co. to offer rentals of the studio’s movies, letting U.S. and Canadian users watch such films as “Cars 2” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

A handful of titles will be available for rent today, with hundreds more appearing in the weeks to come, YouTube said on its blog. Disney joins Sony Corp., Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures and Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. in offering rentals on YouTube. Some titles are available for free, with many new releases costing $3.99 for 48 hours.