Apple just announced that iTunes UK will finally make films available to British punters. Studios include 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate UK. At kickoff, about 700 films will be available to purchase or rent. Films cost £6.99 for purchased library titles and £10.99 for new releases. Rentals start at £2.49 for library titles and £3.49 for new releases -- "HD" titles for £4.49
with an Apple TV prerequisite
: Nope, after digging around the store it's clear that an Apple TV is still required for HD rentals. Picture proof after the break.Update 2
: The Canadian iTunes store is sporting films now as well. Come on Apple, Canada's not worthy of a press release? What's that aboot?Update 3
: Canadian press release
now oot -- 1,200 films (not 700 in UK) now available for rent or purchase.
[Thanks, Nate and Zayn K.]