Friday, March 03, 2006

UK iTunes to Get Videos

According to Digital Spy, the UK iTunes store, which doesn't include a video store, is rumoured to get one. I was surprised to learn that they didn't have the download capabilities for video. But now, if the rumours are true, UK fans will be able to get, among other shows, Battlestar Galactica.

Report: NBC to sell videos through iTunes UK
Thursday, March 2 2006, 23:08 GMT - by
Neil Wilkes

Surface / NBCNBC Universal is close to signing a deal to sell TV shows through iTunes in the UK, according to C21 today.The move would mark the debut of TV downloads through iTunes in the UK, a practice that is already taking off Stateside: around 12 million episodes have been downloaded in the US since October.
The website reports that the studio is planning to test the waters by offering up a number of sci-fi series, a genre likely to prove popular with early adopters. Candidates include Battlestar Galactica, Surface and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
In the US, consumers can download episodes of popular shows such as Lost and Desperate Housewives within minutes of their broadcast airing at $1.99 apiece.A spokesman for Apple said the company had "no new news" about launching video iTunes in the UK.

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