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is reportedly looking to acquire the digital rights to


films in order to improve YouTube's premium content offerings.


New York Post

reports that Google is in talks with


, citing sources close to the situation, which is close to completing its $664 million purchase of Miramax from

Walt Disney

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A licensing deal between Filmyard and Google would include the rights to more than 700 titles such as

Kill Bill


Pulp Fiction


No Country For Old Men


Sources said Google is looking to buy the film rights to enhance its content offerings at YouTube to compete with premium streaming services such as Hulu and


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, which has also shown interest in Miramax's library.

"We're always talking to the studios about different things and Disney remains a valuable YouTube partner," a Google spokesman told the


. "Outside of that, we don't comment on rumor or speculation."

The deal is expected to take place by the end of the year.

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