When Apple announced that it was bringing movies and TV shows purchased in the iTunes Store to iCloud, every major production house was onboard except Universal and Fox. Due to licensing conflicts with HBO, Universal and Fox were not able to offer video content in iCloud initially. HBO later said that it would be loosening its grip on the studios to allow for licensing agreements with Apple.
It now appears that Universal Studios has been able to start offering its movies in the iTunes Store for re-download in iCloud.
MacRumors has heard from several of its readers that Universal titles are starting to show up in the Purchased tab of iCloud.
Another reader was able to confirm he was able to re-download 40 Year Old Virgin. Previous movie purchases from Universal should now be available for redownload in your previous purchased menu on iTunes.
Fox movies still give the following warning: “When purchased, this movie will not be available from iTunes in the Cloud.” Hopefully Fox will be able to close a deal with Apple soon.