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The Toddfather

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Apple is mulling a plan to cut the price of TV show downloads in half -- an idea that's not going over too well in Hollywood.According to three people familiar with the proposal, Apple has told networks and studios that it would like to slash the cost of most TV episodes sold via iTunes from the current $1.99 to just 99¢ -- the same as what Apple charges for most music singles.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117971505.html?categoryid=14&cs=1
 

seb481

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Apple is mulling a plan to cut the price of TV show downloads in half -- an idea that's not going over too well in Hollywood.According to three people familiar with the proposal, Apple has told networks and studios that it would like to slash the cost of most TV episodes sold via iTunes from the current $1.99 to just 99¢ -- the same as what Apple charges for most music singles.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117971505.html?categoryid=14&cs=1
It makes it up for charging a scandalout $.99 per ringtone...
 

lci3341

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Apple is mulling a plan to cut the price of TV show downloads in half -- an idea that's not going over too well in Hollywood.According to three people familiar with the proposal, Apple has told networks and studios that it would like to slash the cost of most TV episodes sold via iTunes from the current $1.99 to just 99¢ -- the same as what Apple charges for most music singles.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117971505.html?categoryid=14&cs=1

That price seems to make sense... If a season of a TV show has 20 or 24 episodes.. that's $24 for the entire season as opposed to $48, which at the higher price, is not worth buying when the DVD is likely less than 48 and includes more features. Considering that there is no additional production costs to release a show on iTunes vs manufacturing/shipping a DVD- the price cut is needed if iTunes wants to start selling more full season shows to people who currently wait for the DVD.
 

The Toddfather

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That price seems to make sense... If a season of a TV show has 20 or 24 episodes.. that's $24 for the entire season as opposed to $48, which at the higher price, is not worth buying when the DVD is likely less than 48 and includes more features. Considering that there is no additional production costs to release a show on iTunes vs manufacturing/shipping a DVD- the price cut is needed if iTunes wants to start selling more full season shows to people who currently wait for the DVD.
I have never purchased a TV show (thanks to my DVR) but at 99 cents, I would if I missed a show.
 

Indy

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That price seems to make sense... If a season of a TV show has 20 or 24 episodes.. that's $24 for the entire season as opposed to $48, which at the higher price, is not worth buying when the DVD is likely less than 48 and includes more features. Considering that there is no additional production costs to release a show on iTunes vs manufacturing/shipping a DVD- the price cut is needed if iTunes wants to start selling more full season shows to people who currently wait for the DVD.
Very good point! :laugh2:

And you're having to watch it on a 3" screen, opposed to your 30",40",50", what have you.

And you don't get all the extras that you would in a box set.
 

divabimbers

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This is promising but only if it goes through, and there's always a chance with the studios balking about it. To be honest, I'd love to see support for closed-captioning for TV shows and movies along with a price drop on TV shows. I'd buy a lot more then if CC could be supported. Perhaps this will come in Leopard?