Thursday, April 10, 2003

Disney will deliver movies on demand

The Associated Press

Disney will begin testing its long-awaited video on demand service, dubbed "Movie Beam," this fall.

Speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, chairman Michael Eisner said the service will allow consumers to watch up to 100 films when they wish.

Unlike present video on demand services, which send movie files over the Internet, Disney's system will use the same broadcast spectrum the company uses to send its ABC Television network to homes.

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