Report: iTunes to Offer Movie Rentals

According to Macworld, Apple and News Corp. have signed an agreement to offer Twentieth Century Fox movies for rent through the iTunes Music Store, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Users would be able to download the latest Twentieth Century Fox movies from iTunes and view them for a limited time, the Financial Times reported, citing “a person familiar with the situation.”

As part of the agreement, Twentieth Century Fox will “use Apple’s FairPlay digital rights management technology in future DVD releases, marking the first time someone other than Apple has used the technology, the report said. Using this technology would allow users to copy movies from a DVD onto an iPod, it said.”

If this report is true, we’ll all hear about it at next month’s Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, on January 14th.

Report: iTunes to offer Fox movie rentals [MacWorld]