San Francisco – Apple has been in talks with Hollywood movie studios for over a year on licenses that would allow consumers to store and stream movies on its forthcoming iCloud service, CNET reported, citing two sources close to the negotiations.

Sources said a deal between HBO and three studios — Warner Bros. Pictures, 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal — that limits availability of movies from those studios when they air on HBO, could hamper Apple’s efforts.

It’s expected that HBO parent company Time Warner will reach a deal to relax that window, but in the meantime Apple could still conceivably offer movies from Disney, Paramount and Sony when it launches iCloud on June 6.


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