Apple's patriarch, Steve Jobs, isn't too keen on product
leaks and goes after employees who spill the beans with a vengeance. It's
likely that Jobs isn't too happy over the latest leak, there's not much he can
do about this one. Lions Gate Studios announced in a quarterly conference call
that it is signed on
with Apple to provide digital movie downloads to iTunes before the end of
CEO Jon Feltheimer also went on to say that the studio has
announcements planned with at least two other heavy hitters in the industry.
For all we know, one of them could be Microsoft as it has been rumored that the
Redmond-based companies has been trying to lure movie studios to provide
content for its Zune portable media player.
It has already been reported that Steve Jobs has been
pushing for movie studios to stick to a $9.99 price
model for movie downloads. Some studios have been hesitant to agree to a fixed-price
download model, but Jobs' $0.99 cent music downloads have proven to be a success
and attempts to raise the price have met with failure
due to the steadfastness of Jobs.