Real Tries to Stay Relevant
Real and Starz made a deal back in 2002 to serve movies via a subscription service online. Earlier this week the Real/Starz launched offering all-you-can-eat movies for $12.95/month. The page layout looks quite similar to CinemaNow, with a selection comparable to their pay-per-view offering. Real serving movie content is nothing exciting by itself; a traditional cable network bypassing the cable operators is certainly worth noting. The price is higher than adding Starz to your cable service, but the selection is also better. You get the movies you want, delivered when you want them, and technically a subscription service should mean where you want them is only a username and password away. Portable devices aren't currently supported.