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why don't i get an option to rent a movie only buy?

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Re: why don't i get an option to rent a movie only buy?

Hi @Norm_

 

Movie studios generally make their new release movies available to buy on digital services like BigPond Movies around 1-3 weeks before the standard rental release date.

 

You can rent or buy a new release on BigPond Movies on average 3-4 months after it’s been at the cinema. The exact time will depend on the movie.

 

New releases are available for a limited time. How long depends on our contract with the movie’s producer.

 

After the new release period, the movie may be available again on BigPond Movies if we can get the rights to it.

 

You can find BigPond Movies support here

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Re: why don't i get an option to rent a movie only buy?

A lot of the movies that are newly released to DVD and the likes are buy only for the first week or two
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Re: why don't i get an option to rent a movie only buy?

Hi @Norm_

 

Movie studios generally make their new release movies available to buy on digital services like BigPond Movies around 1-3 weeks before the standard rental release date.

 

You can rent or buy a new release on BigPond Movies on average 3-4 months after it’s been at the cinema. The exact time will depend on the movie.

 

New releases are available for a limited time. How long depends on our contract with the movie’s producer.

 

After the new release period, the movie may be available again on BigPond Movies if we can get the rights to it.

 

You can find BigPond Movies support here

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Re: why don't i get an option to rent a movie only buy?

You're barking on the wrong tree... It is not Telstra who makes these decisions... The copyright owners do them...
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