Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Time Warner Cable tries on-demand movies same day as theater

updated 01:55 pm EDT, Fri October 14, 2011

TWC defies theaters with same-day movies

Time Warner Cable's On Demand movie streaming service claimed a rarity Friday by offering movies the same day as they appeared in theaters. Both Trespass and Marginal Call are arriving on the same day as they appear in theaters, starting today for Trespass and a week later for its equivalent. A third movie, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, is already available even though it won't be in US theaters until November 11.

Access depends on being an existing TWC subscriber with access to on-demand channels.

The movies aren't blockbusters but are both major and come just as theaters are trying to keep same-day movie rentals out of the home. Universal had tried $60 same-day rentals but withdrew at the last minute after some theater chains threatened to boycott the movie and hurt its core business. TWC, as a company independent of a traditional movie studio, doesn't have to directly worry about such a move.

Theater owners haven't reacted so far but are likely to be frustrated with studios for allowing TWC's deals.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News