YouTube (GOOG -1.1%) will begin offering online movie rentals from Viacom's (VIAB -1.2%)...

|By:, SA News Editor

YouTube (GOOG -1.1%) will begin offering online movie rentals from Viacom's (VIAB -1.2%) Paramount Pictures, adding a fifth major studio partner to its lineup. Most interesting to Paul Ausick: Paramount isn't giving in on streaming; rentals must be downloaded and played as if from a DVD. "How long do the studios think viewers are going to want to do that?"