Skip to comments.NBC, Apple announced iTunes TV show deal
Posted on 12/06/2005 8:07:30 AM PST by Panerai
NBC Universal and Apple on Tuesday announced a deal that brings NBC television content to Apples iTunes Music Store. iTunes now offers more than 300 episodes of 16 shows, according to the statement.
Apple said that more than 3 million videos have been purchased and downloaded since the iTunes Music Store began selling them in October. Apple started with content including music videos, television shows from NBC competitor ABC and short subjects created by Pixar Animation Studios, Apple CEO Steve Jobs other company.
Like those other shows, the NBC programs are available for US$1.99. And like ABCs content, new NBC shows will be uploaded and available from iTunes the day after theyre broadcast.
The videos can be played back on any Mac or PC running the latest update to iTunes, and can also be downloaded and played back on Apples recently released video-capable iPods.
NBC TV content available on iTunes includes Law & Order, The Office, Surface, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan OBrien, Monk, the Sci-Fi Channels production of Battlestar Galactica, and classics like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Dragnet, Adam 12 and Knight Rider.
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No mention of whether commercials are included.
I've been screaming that iPod won't always be a liberating force for New Media....
I'm glad I started buying into AAPL at about $10 when Jobs was hired back..
I know. Can you keep it down please?
There are people trying to sleep here. =;^)
Assuming this is the same as the ABC deal - and I'd be shocked if it isn't - they are not.
With the horrible content on TV, who would really want this?
If they sign a deal with fox and they put Arrested Development on there I will get a video iPod for that reason only. Or as soon as they start letting you load your own content on the iPod. There are good shows on tv, but nobody wants to watch them they want to complain about how bad tv is.
Is that why viewer ratings are in the toilet?
Well mister, as of last night's release of "Knight Rider Season 1", I have 17.6 hours of David Hasselhoff tucked away in my pants pocket!
"Who would really want this?" - what a silly question.....
Don't buy an iPod. Use the money to buy 4 shares of Apple stock. Then this time next year, buy TWO iPods.
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>>>Well mister, as of last night's release of "Knight Rider Season 1", I have 17.6 hours of David Hasselhoff tucked away in my pants pocket!<<<
Sounds like a seriesly hugh medical problem. Maybe you can get Marcus Welby, MD to cure it...or one of the doctors from 'Emergency!'... :)
I have difficulty imagining a TV show worth watching twice.
They won't be - that's part of the deal that Apple has demanded and gotten with ABC/Disney.
I'm sure that part of the deal would extend to NBC/Universal. After all, who would want to pay for commercials?
As a Galactica fan, and someone who fondly remembers the old Hitchcock and Adam-12 episodes?
Me for one.
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