Skip to comments.Apple sells 12 million videos; Showtime added to iTunes
Posted on 02/07/2006 7:45:38 AM PST by Panerai
In addition to its new iPod nano on Tuesday, Apple revealed the company has sold over 12 million videos on the iTunes Music Store. To further spur sales, Apple and Showtime announced a deal that brings television programming from the premium cables network to the iTunes Music Store.
When we first introduced video we didnt know what would happen, Greg Joswiak, Apples vice president of worldwide product marketing for iPod, told Macworld. What we were pleased to find out is that people were very interested in buying videos.
The addition of Showtime to the iTunes Music Store gives Apple more than 50 television shows for viewers to choose from, according to the company. New programming from Showtime includes Sleeper Cell, the first season of Weeds, and the first season of Fat Actress. Each episode will cost $1.99, the same price as other shows on the store.
1 Billion Song Counter
The iTunes Music Store has begun the countdown to its 1 billionth song sold. Currently, the counter is at just over 951 million and is moving rapidly toward its goal. As with most Apple iTunes promotion, the company has made it lucrative to be the lucky 1 billion song buyer.
If you do buy the 1 billionth song, Apple will give you a 20-inch iMac; 10 60GB iPods (5 white/5 black) and a $10,000 iTunes Music Card (good for any media type).
The company is also giving away prizes for every 100,000 songs sold up to the 1 billion mark. Those prices include a 4GB black iPod nano and a $100 iTunes Music Card (good for any media type).
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I want to be the Billionth song I can tell you that. I don't buy songs that much from iTunes, but I might have to increase my purchases for this.
Just a word of advisement: If you download tv shows from iTunes, you can't burn them to disc.
It's great that you can buy missed shows, but if you are trying to catch up on a whole season (for example, Season 1 of "Lost"), you might want to just buy the DVD set unless you want to watch the whole thing on your computer.
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Showtime's offering thus far: Weeds, Sleeper Cell, and Fat Actress.
I'm waiting for something I'd like to spend $1.99 to see.
I love my iPod, but I have yet to buy a single song from iTunes. 99 cents a song is too much and they don't even have any rare stuff. Other sites are much cheaper and have a much wider selection.
Are there good places to get international music? That's pretty much the only new stuff I'll listen to nowadays.
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