iTunes Canada, UK Add Movie Downloads, Rentals

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They’ve waited a long time, but consumers in the UK and Canada can finally buy or rent movie downloads from iTunes.

Movie buffs in the UK can now get flicks from Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., MGM, Lionsgate UK and Sony to watch on their computers, iPods and iPhones. Canadian iTunes fans can download their fave films from 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., Universal, MGM and Maple Pictures to watch on their computers and iPods while they wait impatiently for Rogers to start selling the iPhone in Canada so they can watch their downloads on the phone’s wide-screen display.

Prices in both countries are a bit higher than they are in the US, Ars Technica reports. However, Canadians and Brits get to keep their movie rentals for 48 hours, while folks in the States only have a 24-hour rental period.