Target readies online-video service

The latest entrant to the online-video distribution business already has a bull's-eye on its chest. Target, the Minneapolis-based retailer, is said to be nearing the commercial introduction this fall of its Target Ticket service.

The company told employees last week that it will soon offer the service to customers, TechCrunch reported. The Target Ticket website says it will offer 15,000 titles including new releases and next-day TV shows. The titles will be available to "stream or download" on PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices, according to the site.

The site and apps have been in beta testing for months, according to TechCrunch. The site appears to offer individual episodes of TV shows and movies for rental or sale, similar to Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) iTunes store or Wal-Mart's Vudu service.

For more:
- TechCrunch had this report
- the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal had this report 
- see the Target Ticket beta website here

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