weitere Details zur Bezahloption, die bald auf der Videoplattform zur Verfügung stehen soll, wurden jetzt von Google veröffentlicht:
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced the planned opening of the Google Video Store, the first open video marketplace enabling consumers to buy and rent a wide range of video content from a major television network, a professional sports league, cable programmers, independent producers and film makers. This fast growing collection of videos will include prime-time and classic hits from CBS, a full slate of NBA games from this season and outstanding performances from the past, music videos from SONY BMG, Charlie Rose interviews as well as news and historical content from ITN and new titles being added everyday. „Google video will let you watch lots of high quality video on the web for the first time. You can search and browse, and we make it fast and easy for you to watch,“ said Larry Page, Google’s co-founder and president, Products. „For video producers and anyone with a video camera, Google Video will give you a platform to publish to the entire Google audience in a fast, free and seamless way.“
Google kassiert eine Verkaufprovision iHv 30% ein.
Yahoo zählt allerdings einen Knackpunkt auf:
Kopierschutzsystem + eigener Videoplayer: While all of videos downloaded through Apple can be transferred onto a portable player — albeit only its own iPod — for on-the-go viewing, that won’t be true at Google’s service. Google has developed its own copy protection technology that so far prevents content owners from moving their video downloads to a mobile playing device. In instances where the content provider adopts Google’s copy protection scheme, watching a video sold through Google will require users to be online so they can log on and view it via the company’s video player
Als Anbieter muss man nicht unbedingt seine Videos mit diesem Schutzsystem hochladen, man kann auch ohne.