Youtube has entered into a new licensing agreement with
Paramount Pictures to bring nearly 500 new movie titles
to YouTube and Google Play over the next few weeks to
people in the U.S. and Canada.
YouTube said it would offer online rentals of nearly 500
Paramount films, including "Hugo" and "The Godfather,"
rounding out its growing catalog of movies.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With the addition of Paramount, Youtube now has five of
the six major studios and over ten independent movie
studios offering nearly 9,000 movies for rent to people
around the world.
Many of these movies are available today, and the rest
will be added to YouTube and Google Play over the next
Google and Viacom, the parent companies of Youtube and
Paramount Pictures respectively, have sparred in court
for years, with Viacom seeking to overturn its defeat in
a awsuit in which the media conglomerate charged Google
with "massive" copyright infringement.