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Now This Will Drive Em….

By - September 09, 2004

sternQ: How do we get people to use Movielink?

A: Do a deal with Howard Stern.


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5 thoughts on “Now This Will Drive Em….

  1. pb says:

    Or give users more than 24 hours to fully view their movie. I’ve downloaded 4 movies so far and have not gotten through any of them in the allotted 24 hours. Couldn’t they at least let you watch it once all the way through? I don’t get it.

  2. Teresa says:

    On a similar note to your earlier post, I can’t believe Internet services can survive when they are so platform-dependent. Who is more likely to adopt downloadable movies? Mom and pop who run Windows or the high-tech geeks running OS X and Linux?

    “We do not anticipate supporting Mac or Linux in the near future.”

    Teresa

  3. The service is not available from outside the U.S. either. I tried to cue up the homepage and was redirected to a page saying: “Thanks for your interest in Movielink, the leading source for movies delivered directly over the internet. We want you to enjoy our powerful movie download experience, but it is presently unavailable to users outside of the United States.” (http://www.geodirect.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/TrafficBroker.woa/wa/submit?sourceID=2001)

    Hey guys, this Internet thing is available everywhere!

  4. I haven’t used Movielink, but the simple fact that they only allow you to view a movie for 24 hours keeps me away. Netflix works just fine for me. I always have several Netflix DVDs sitting around to watch. If I get really desperate, Blockbuster (shudder!) is nearby. And then there are the hundreds of premium channels that DISH feeds into my PVR every day. I’m not at a loss for movies here. Stern’s uncensored content might be appealing, but I won’t pay $5 for a product that requires me to utilize the [majority of the] bandwidth of my internet connection for delivery and restricts me to one day of viewing time.

  5. David says:

    I get that outside the Us thing too, but I’m NOT OUTISED THE US. I’m in texas for god’s sake. Some screwy source code in there if they confuse that for outside of texas.