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Old Oct 10, 2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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Description:: PBS today joined the iTunes family and added 7 shows to the iTunes Store. The offerings range from children’s programming (Arthur, Cyberchase, and FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman), to more adult programming discussing science and politics (NOW, NOVA, and Scientific American Frontiers). Also added is the popular (among the eBay crowd anyway) Antiques Roadshow.

Of note: all episodes are listed at the same $1.99 price as other iTunes television programming, with the exception of the Nova programs, which for some reason are listed at $7.99 for each 1-hour show.

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Old Oct 10, 2006, 02:43 PM   #2
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Of note: all episodes are listed at the same $1.99 price as other iTunes television programming, with the exception of the Nova programs, which for some reason are listed at $7.99 for each 1-hour show.
NOVA programs have typically been available on VHS/DVD for $19.99-$39.99 so $7.99 sounds like a bargain.

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Old Oct 10, 2006, 02:52 PM   #4
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NOVA programs have typically been available on VHS/DVD for $19.99-$39.99 so $7.99 sounds like a bargain.
If you buy more than a handful of them, it's time to invest in a EyeTV, Mythtv, or Media Center.

But for those of you who must.... Nova's "MARS Dead or Alive" is the best documentary ever. The rest of the current Nova episodes offered are some of their best episodes.
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Old Oct 10, 2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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What about 'This Old House'?!
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What about 'This Old House'?!

Seriously! I want This Old House, and Hometime.

Not to mention British comedies (Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, Black Adder, ...)
Although, perhaps these should be released by the BBC.
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Seriously! I want This Old House, and Hometime.
Wait, and what about the show where the guy does all the woodwork using human-powered tools? And of course that painter who did landscapes and had the crazy afro? Ahhh, this is such a godsend.
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I wasn't completely upset at the lack of TV in the Dutch iTunes Store until this moment... I love Arthur That's right, present tense.
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If you buy more than a handful of them, it's time to invest in a EyeTV, Mythtv, or Media Center.

But for those of you who must.... Nova's "MARS Dead or Alive" is the best documentary ever. The rest of the current Nova episodes offered are some of their best episodes.

Their show on M theory wasn't too shabby either.
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Old Oct 10, 2006, 08:08 PM   #10
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Wait, and what about the show where the guy does all the woodwork using human-powered tools? And of course that painter who did landscapes and had the crazy afro? Ahhh, this is such a godsend.
You mean "The Woodwright's Shop" with Roy Underhill and "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross?
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Yeah, complaints that NOVA should be $1.99 instead of the $7.99 lacks perspective. (See the comments following the original article.) They're literally charging half the movie price for one hour of programming which cost an exorbitant amount of $$$.

And, I must say, it's about time PBS joined the game.
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Too bad about NOVA being so expensive... I'd have bought a few otherwise.
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Too bad about NOVA being so expensive... I'd have bought a few otherwise.
Does it help if you think of it as $1.99 + a $6 donation to your local PBS station (minus the tax deduction).

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Oh wow, I'm seriously really excited for this

Although they don't have Frontline, Newshour w/ Jim Lehrer, and other one-time documentaries, this is a great start.

As for NOVA being more expensive, I don't mind at all, as long as Apple isn't taking that extra $6.

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If "The Joy of Painting" ever comes out on iTunes, I would be all over that in a heartbeat. Bob Ross is 100% pure awesomeness.
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If "The Joy of Painting" ever comes out on iTunes, I would be all over that in a heartbeat. Bob Ross is 100% pure awesomeness.
Ooh, me too! Did you know they're making a Bob Ross video game for the Wii?
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Ooh, me too! Did you know they're making a Bob Ross video game for the Wii?

Yeah, I read it over at ign a couple months ago. Sounds pretty cool!

I miss Bob Ross. I used to watch that show all day long whenever I was sick in gradeschool/middle school- it's very relaxing and makes you feel so much better. That, and the Price is Right- best show ever.
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