No More Battlestar on iTunes?

NBC-Universal and Apple were unable to come to an agreement about the pricing of TV shows on iTunes. iTunes will stop selling new shows from NBC-Universal starting in September.

NBC wanted “more than double the wholesale price” for new TV episodes. Apple was unwilling to agree to that since it would bring the price to iTunes consumers of downloading an episode to $4.99.

Also, Apple’s statement claims:

Since NBC would withdraw their shows in the middle of the television season, Apple has decided to not offer NBC TV shows for the upcoming television season beginning in September.

This seems more like Apple trying to punish NBC than anything else. Why not sell half a season before the contract is up?

Why is this important? Because the best show on television will no longer be available on iTunes. Frak!

~ by Gabriel Malor on August 31, 2007.

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