Apple Pushing Networks to Cut iTunes TV Prices to 99 Cents a Show

Apparently, Apple's feeling pretty generous "aggressive" lately price-wise. Citing "three people familiar with the proposal," Variety's reporting that Apple's "mulling" chopping the price of TV shows down to 99 cents an episode. Naturally, the networks aren't exactly thrilled with the less-than-modest proposal. So why… » 9/07/07 11:32am 9/07/07 11:32am

NBC Universal Pulling the Plug on iTunes Content

NBC Universal is ending its iTunes support, meaning no more "Heroes," "The Office" or "To Catch a Predator" in the iTunes store after December, when the current contract expires. What makes the rift somewhat serious for Apple is that NBC is iTunes' biggest video supplier, pulling in about 40 percent of downloads. On… » 8/31/07 12:53am 8/31/07 12:53am

Paul McCartney's New Album Is iTMS Exclusive, Probably as Boring as Previous Ones

Well, two in, two to go: following up on yesterday's announcement, Sir Paul McCartney's new album Memory Almost Full is available now for pre-order exclusively in the iTunes Music Store. Macca's new album, a very personal work according to him, will be available for download on June 5. » 5/15/07 12:27pm 5/15/07 12:27pm

MGM and UA On Board iTunes Now, First 720p Movies in the Offing?

Something's afoot on the iTunes store. First we notice MGM/United Artists (MGM/UA) movies start showing up on the store in the New Releases area, with a few MGM flicks on board, albeit moldy oldies such as Mad Max, Rocky, Dances with Wolves and Robocop. United Artists (which is actually an MGM company) so far checks… » 4/11/07 12:23pm 4/11/07 12:23pm

Another Clueless Eurobureaucrat Wants Apple To Open iTunes

Rather than focusing on kicking all the european RIAA-equivalents' butt, the useless European Union bureaucrats continue to spend money on pointless stuff, like pressuring Apple to open the iTunes Music Store's DRM system. At least according to EU Consumer Protection Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, who thinks that… » 3/12/07 10:55am 3/12/07 10:55am

Universal Embraces Simple CDs To Compete With iTunes: Now Less For More!

The big music companies sure must hate the Fraunhofer Institute for creating the MP3 codec. As we all know, MP3s, burning CDs and, more recently, legal downloads have turned the industry on its head and caused executives to starve inside of their ivory towers. Over in the UK, Universal is trying to right this… » 7/05/06 11:21am 7/05/06 11:21am