Santa Monica, Calif.-based Movielink entered an agreement with entertainment site Hollywood.com to offer a co-branded version of its digital movies-on-demand service. Starting Wednesday, visitors to Hollywood.com can download films such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" for a fee and watch them on their PCs.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"Our relationship with Hollywood.com represents a first step in Movielink's approach to working with a select group of partners to offer movies to their customers in a new and valuable way," Tyler Goldman, Movielink's vice president of business development, said in a statement.
Movielink, which launched in November, is the movie industry's effort to give Internet users legal options for watching digital films and to avoid the piracy that has plagued its music-industry brethen. Movielink is a partnership of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Viacom's Paramount Pictures, AOL Time Warner's Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Vivendi Universal's Universal Pictures.
The move comes a week after one major Movielink holdout, Walt Disney, said itits own video-on-demand film service later this year. Other major media companies are joining the fray, too. America Online recently said that it has licensed MovieFlix.com's library of digital films for use by its AOL Broadband members.
Hollywood.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Media, will offer a selection of new releases and classic films from Movielink, ranging in price from $2.95 and $4.99. The service is only available to people who have high-speed Internet access.