NBC Content Pulled From iTunes
NBC, Apple...like so totally not talking right now....
by Karl Bode 03:20PM Friday Aug 31 2007 Tipped by FFH5
NBC has pulled
all content from iTunes after Apple and NBC couldn't agree on pricing. NBC wanted Apple to pay more than double its wholesale price for the content, which would have raised the prices for TV shows from $1.99 per episode to nearly five dollars, according to an Apple statement
"We are disappointed to see NBC leave iTunes because we would not agree to their dramatic price increase," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "We hope they will change their minds and offer their TV shows to the tens of millions of iTunes customers."
The news comes the same week that NBC and News Corp. took the wraps off of Hulu
, a video delivery YouTube competitor. Hulu will someday
offer several of NBC's more popular series, such as Heroes
and The Office
. Where oh where will users flock to get NBC content now (sarcasm emoticon goes here)??