Originally Posted by thrang
I've always believed K is motivated to not pursue MA for the revenue reasons noted. It never made much sense that MA would be reluctant to add another partner... it only helps their model.
Exactly! I've been confused why others don't see that.
Originally Posted by Tuning
I do think MA is dragging their feet and not K, based on the rollout of MA across various service providers. Advanced codecs is another shortcoming for K for the 2 studios. If they work out these 2, it will definitely help them.
October 12, 2017 - Movies Anywhere Re-Launch with Studio Support from Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers and Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures expressing interest.
March 13, 2018 - Support for FandangoNow Added to Movies Anywhere.
August 6, 2018 - Support for Microsoft Movies & TV Added to Movies Anywhere.
December 5, 2018 - Support for Comcast Xfinity Added to Movies Anywhere.
It took approximately 5 months to add Fandango. Another 5 months to add Microsoft. Another 4 months to add Comcast.
It took just over a year for ALL the companies who had been previously linked to UltraViolet (UV) to be linked with Movies Anywhere. Two-and-a-half years later, Kaleidescape is still the only missing company that had been previously linked to UV.
Any .COM wants as many subscribers as possible because it makes their service more validated and thus valuable. The more traffic and subscribers they get to their site the more valuable the company. Movies Anywhere (MA) is no different. They aren't doing it for free either. MA is vested in getting any and every legitimate company on board as soon as possible. When Kaleidescape is now making HUGE margins on their online media sales, can you really say they motivated to be supported by MA?