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Word around the iPod-fire is that Apple is planning video downloads and a video iPod in September of this year. They'd best get their ducks in a row right quick. There are a number of other little thingies coming into the horizon, including NetFlix's (NetFlix'?) video-on-demand solution. Obviously, movie studios are really worried about their bottom line because going to the picture show of an evening is such a wonderful experience and they don't want to take that away from us. Case in point: the wife and I went to see Wedding Crashers last night and the kids behind us took four phone calls and maintained a running commentary on their cars and sexual conquests throughout the film.

Regardless, it will be a very interesting time once a true VoD and iPod-branded piece of hardware hit the streets. Very interesting indeed.

Apple to expand video play? [News.com]

See also
The fall of Hollywood? [MarginalRevolution]