05 September 2007

NBC pulls out of iTunes...

NBC pulled out of the iTunes agreement with Apple over pricing. They want more charged for their shows! So what else is new?

So today they announce an agreement with Amazon.com's Unbox service -NBC in Deal With Amazon to Sell Shows on the Web.


I just looked at the Amazon.com Unbox website for NBC shows. THEY'RE CHARGING $1.99!

AND... instead of the $9.99 for movies, Unbox charges $14.99! Oh, yeah, you can rent the movie for $3.99, but what are the requirements? You can only use a PC; you have to download the Unbox video player; you have 30 days to begin viewing it and once you start 24 hours before it is erased automatically. Netflix is easier. Not to mention cheaper starting at $4.99 a month and you can keep the movie as long as you want and take as long as you want to watch it.

sheesh... maybe NBC is getting a bigger cut from Amazon.com but what are consumers getting from this? the shaft...

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