Ticketing site, which Comcast purchased last year, will be able to provide more movie news and reviews information with the Movies.com acquisition.
Disney's Web portal has quietly launched Movies.com in a step toward transforming itself from a general-interest portal to an entertainment destination, CNET News.com has learned.
Film studio 20th Century Fox said Monday that it has expanded its deal with In Demand, a top provider of cable pay-per-view entertainment, to include licensing for video-on-demand services. Under the deal, In Demand will have video-on-demand rights to Fox's current movie releases and select titles from its film library. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal comes on the heels of Fox's departure from Movies.com, a video-on-demand venture with Walt Disney. Los Angeles-based Fox, a unit of News Corp., said it pulled out of the yet-to-be-launched site because of potential regulatory issues with distribution over the Internet.
Disney's Web network raises the curtain on Movies.com, marking the company's latest attempt to lure entertainment-hungry Net users.