NBC to end iTunes sales of its shows

NBC Universal, unable to come to an agreement with Apple on pricing, has decided not to renew its contract to sell digital downloads of television shows on iTunes. […] The company has been talking to iTunes about offering Universal movies, but has not done so to date because of piracy concerns.

Stupid studios. So they are afraid that people will even CARE to crack iTunes’ 640×480 letterbox videos and pirate them instead of downloading a full 848×480 DVD quality version off bit-torrent for free? Studios want more and more and more money, and at the same time they are afraid to make the smallest step towards the 21st Century. Idiots. Kudos to Apple for sticking on its guns and offering a pretty sensible service — considering.

Update: And so NBC wanted to charge $4.99 per episode. Let me respond to that: Hahahaha….


Shanya Almafeta wrote on September 4th, 2007 at 4:04 PM PST:

I’d pay that much per episode… well, if NBC had any interesting shows.

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Eugenia wrote on September 4th, 2007 at 6:22 PM PST:

For a series that has the usual 18 episodes per season, that would be 18×5=90. While the much higher quality DVD version (848×480 vs 640×480-letterbox) would cost you just $45.

So, if you would pay $5 per episode, then you are an idiot. No matter if NBC has interesting shows or not.

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