Starz Gets Their Downloading On

Starz, also known as the cheaper and Soprano-less HBO will be launching Vongo, an online movie downloading service. Stuff like this has the tendency to be a little to softwarey for our liking, but this seems like it has potential. Vongo charges a monthy $9.95 fee for its all-you-can-download service. It does require special viewing software so that it will comply with Microsoft's do-you-in-the-ass DRM. Also, movies can be transferred to mobile devices running Portable Media Center v2 (suck, it iPod owners, suck it HARD). Netflix has some real competition? Probably not.

Starz Expands Online Movie Options [Zatz]