iTunes now offers NBC video
December 8, 2005 | 18:14
Well, the headline rather sums it up to be honest. The iTunes music store, which last month began offering ABC video for download, is now offering content from the popular NBC network.
ABC brought content such as Desperate Housewives and Lost. ABC now brings Knight Rider and the US version of The Office, as well as Jay Leno.
The episodes are available, as with other iTunes video content, at $1.99 a go. The TV is only available to Apple customers in the US.
The move is the latest in Apple's bid to become the leading provider of video content on the net. Speculation is rife that Apple will announce movie downloads along with a revamped Mac Mini for the living room, come MacWorld in January. It is positioning iTunes as the one-stop shop for premium content and also for free content, with the rampant take-off of podcasts.
Of course, those outside the US are cut-off from all this new technological advancement, due to the fact that licensing agreements don't cover us.
iTunes content is 320x240, but rumours are that the quality may soon be going up, as part of Apple's overarching media strategy. With millions of downloads of video content, there certainly appears to be demand for it.
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