New Hutchinson site allows you to rent movies to your PC.
In what has turned out to be “Online Video Week” at Butterboom, this is an interesting new alternative to downloading movies. Hutchinson Global Communications has launched a new website called 08Media.com, where you can rent movies and CD’s and have it stream and download to your PC at the price of only HK$99 a month which lets you download 31 movies a month!
There are about 300 films there from the US and HK and 50 new ones will be added each month. You can re-watch Spider-Man 1 and 2 right now if you want. Let’s see how this catches on in Hong Kong, because what we would like to see is some of that $300 million that the government has earmarked to help the HK movie industry be used to make lower budget, personal films that people can see through a service like 08Media.com.