Reuters Life! – Warner Bros said on Tuesday it would make some of its films available on Facebook, opening up a new source of revenue for the social networking site and competition for online entertainment companies.
Consumers can pay for the movies using Facebook Credits, the company added. Until now, the virtual currency developed by Facebook has been primarily used in the social games that are popular on the site.
The first movie available on the Warner Bros Entertainment page on Facebook’s site is “The Dark Knight,” which consumers can rent for 30 Facebook Credits, or $3. (Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)