Disney postpones MovieBeam

Disney MovieBeam

Last September, Disney quietly launched MovieBeam, its datacasting (digital broadcasts transmitted from local TV station towers over the broadcast TV spectrum) service to compete with digital cable in three cities. The device itself comes bundled with 100 movies on its hard drive and "downloads" additional films from datacast streams, but Disney has decided to postpone rolling out the service to three additional cities due to "partnership negotiations", which analyst Gerry Kaufhold predicts might likely be with DirecTV for content retrieval; now that would be an interesting coup on cable.

[Via lost remote]