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Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Entertainment |

Futurology: Spotify offer movies and TV series

Futurology: Spotify offer movies and TV series

Moving from being a music streaming platform to position itself as a comprehensive digital entertainment option. That could be the evolution of Spotify, if true currently in negotiations with to bring and shows to its catalog.

The possibility looms on PaidContent, which collected a series of rumors that the Swedish could be negotiating with HBO to distribute their video content via the Internet in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, countries operate ” HBO Nordic “, leaving open the possibility that depending on how the experiment will then incorporate the rest of the countries where Spotify offers, such as the United States and Spain.

While rumors about the potential partnership between Spotify and HBO does not look crazy at all: The Swedish music platform has a large number of subscribers who might be attracted to an entertainment that includes video content, while that HBO would be strategic to enter through the network of the hand of a good knowledge of the market and business model online.

Now, Spotify will dare to offer movie rentals and TV shows in Spain? A complete they would challenge the Swedes when pointing to Iberian lands where large sector as Netflix have hesitated a long time coming , given the conditions Marketplace: Costs copyright unattractive do business around here, as we discussed earlier.

If we add to the fear of Netflix failed experience of rental services in video content, such as Tuenti’s video store that closed last August , less than a year after operations started , and the painful case of Youzee ended with the subscription model and laid off much of its staff , it provide video content in Spain through the Net becomes a challenge: Will you accept the challenge Swedes?

Link: Spotify for TV – could it finally be true? (PaidContent)

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