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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

NBC Universal Cozies Up To Apple

NBC Universal has signed on to on Apple's iTunes service.

... two networks down, two to go.... hello, Fox and CBS?...

More than 300 episodes of Peacock-owned programming from the last 50 years will be offered, including USA Network's Monk, the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica, and NBC's classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Dragnet. They will also cost $1.99 apiece.

... NBC should pay viewers $2 apiece to sit through "Jaywalking"...

Episodes of NBC's Law & Order and skits from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien will also be available. All offerings can be downloaded onto the newly released video-capable iPod..

2 other geekspeak:

  • While all the Apple fanboys are paying 9.99 to watch an episode of Conan O'Brien, I'll be watching Letterman on my TiVo.

    By Blogger Discfree.com, at 10:40 AM  

  • What's missing from these iTunes deals, so far, are shows that are not produced by a sister company of the network.

    As in:

    The only ABC shows on iTunes are produced by Disney.
    The only NBC shows are produced by NBC Universal.

    AOL, through its corporate sibling WB, is launching in2TV in January, which will allow viewers to watch old series (that are both out of production and not currently in syndication) via full screen, streaming video with ads.

    The iPod-TiVo scenerios are just the beginning. Will we eventually get programs like out of market local news or such online?

    Then there's Slingbox, which seems under the iPod radar for now...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:37 PM  

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