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Old 12-30-2018, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know if/when Paramount and Lionsgate might make the jump to Movies Anywhere?

I really like Movies Anywhere...but this whole studio thing is VERY frustrating!

Does anyone know if/when these studios might sign on with MA?
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:21 AM   #2
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The only ones that know, would be those involved in the decision making process. Us, as users, can conjecture or speculate based on anecdotal evidence or rumor but until there is an official announcement from someone in the "know"...no one knows.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:36 PM   #3
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I just hope they pull their fingers out and do it soon.

Then come over to the UK.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:48 AM   #4
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Disney held out the entire time from joining UV so who knows how long Paramount and Lionsgate will hold out on MA, but it could be a long time.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:38 PM   #5
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Disney held out the entire time from joining UV so who knows how long Paramount and Lionsgate will hold out on MA, but it could be a long time.
Disney held out because they were developing their Keychest locker system.

Paramount is hoping their Paramount Network platform will be a money maker and they might not want to commit to MA for awhile but who knows if this is the real reason. Costs also.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:46 PM   #6
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I would add MGM and STX to that list as well. There have been some great prices on MGM titles on iTunes recently but I'm not buying until they join Movies Anywhere.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:27 PM   #7
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I would add MGM and STX to that list as well. There have been some great prices on MGM titles on iTunes recently but I'm not buying until they join Movies Anywhere.
STX is a definite no go unless Movies Anywhere's consortium changes its mind. The consortium denied STX's entry.

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Old 02-01-2019, 03:13 AM   #8
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Since UV decided to shut down, it's more likely that Paramount will join soon. Lionsgate is doing it's own thing right now, so I'm not sure about them, but I am sure they will come along eventually.
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STX is a definite no go unless Movies Anywhere's consortium changes its mind. The consortium denied STX's entry.
Hopefully that was a temporary thing while MA got fully up to speed. No idea if STX has kept up with attempting to join, but hopefully things will change for them and other smaller outfits.
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:49 AM   #10
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Hopefully that was a temporary thing while MA got fully up to speed. No idea if STX has kept up with attempting to join, but hopefully things will change for them and other smaller outfits.
Evidently its not temporary as STX is still out.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:25 AM   #11
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Evidently its not temporary as STX is still out.
That doesnít mean itís not temporary as there is not a deadline.
The original post that everyone refers to from STX did not say they would never be allowed to join MA just at the time MA was not admitting the smaller studios. This may change or it may never change. Only time will tell.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:38 PM   #12
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That doesnít mean itís not temporary as there is not a deadline.
The original post that everyone refers to from STX did not say they would never be allowed to join MA just at the time MA was not admitting the smaller studios. This may change or it may never change. Only time will tell.
By that logic, everything is temporary.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:13 PM   #13
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By that logic, everything is temporary.
What? Come on you are better than that. At this point there is no way to know if it is permanent or not.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:27 PM   #14
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Hopefully that was a temporary thing while MA got fully up to speed. No idea if STX has kept up with attempting to join, but hopefully things will change for them and other smaller outfits.
Here is the original post that dealt with STX and MA. Interpret it however you want since there appears to be some disagreement.

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SFX is an awesome company to deal with. A lady in charge of all
Of this called me from NYC to apologize.

She said they are working on a deal with MA and think itís possible before Mollyís Game is released.

I was told that MA are the ones preventing a deal right now because they are currently only dealing with large studios and consider this basically an indie studio despite the Universal/Lionsgate involvement (which even confuses me).

When a deal is struck, A Bad Momís Christmas should port over. I was told if people want a deal to happen faster to email MA and let them know you want titles like A Bad Momís Christmas and Mollyís Game to not be limited to iTunes. Iím sending them an email tonight and encourage others to do so as well.

For now, itís a waiting game but SFX said they absolutely feel terrible that only iTunes would deal with them and are very much wanting a licensing deal with MA and are working diligently to get one. Hopefully some of us can help them out but nothing anytime soon can be done about A Bad Momís Christmas. Hopefully it goes down to $9.99 soon and Iíll begrudgingly buy it if thereís no deal yet.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:01 PM   #15
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The studios pay a lot to be part of MA. I'm not sure Paramount will want to pay that to get in. Though they were paying to be part of UV, but it was substantially less.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:48 AM   #16
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I assume Paramount might have to join MA with UV closing soon.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:42 AM   #17
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I assume Paramount might have to join MA with UV closing soon.
No way to know, they could just continue having dual redeem codes, one for VUDU and one for ITUNES just like now - UV is not necessary for that.
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The studios pay a lot to be part of MA. I'm not sure Paramount will want to pay that to get in. Though they were paying to be part of UV, but it was substantially less.
How much more do they pay? Can you provide a source?

Thanks!
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How much more do they pay? Can you provide a source?

Thanks!
The participating studios contribute financially to the service, there is no licensing fee or initiation fee:

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The five studios each providing funding to Movies Anywhere, but thereís no fee for retailers to participate. ďThe notion is that all boats rise,Ē said Gilford.
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Ultraviolet and iTunes requested licensing fees rather than help fund the services.
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Evidently its not temporary as STX is still out.
Why are Aviron Pictures, Regatta, and Bleecker Street films part of MA? Does Universal own them partially?

Where did you read this stuff about STX. I believe you, but would like to read about myself. Do you have a link?
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