iTunes Videos Coming To Europe Spring 2007?

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    Despite increasing pressure from several European countries surrounding Apple's use of exclusive DRM technology in their iTunes Store and iPod, Forbes quotes Luxembourg's finance minister as saying that online video sales could be coming to Europe this spring.

    Luxembourg has been Apple's base of operations for the iTunes Store in Europe due to the low VAT for online services.
     
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    Yes, the DRM "scandal" in the EU is going to become even more of an interesting story if Video content is added...

    -Clive
     
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    At last

    Finalmente!!, finalment!!

    Been waiting for ages!!
     
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    i cant wait for this, it will give Apple TV a use in the UK.

    I just hope they have all the good films and TV shows on early. There is no point downloading it if you can see it on TV 1 hr later.

    But if they put shows on UK iTunes when they come out in US that would be great, i hate waiting for the hit US shows in the UK

    Desperate Housewives
    Lost
    24
    Prison Break
    Veronica Mars
    Heroes
    etc etc etc...
     
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    About time too. Hopefully not too long after I receive my Apple TV...
     
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    Overstatement

    Apple thinks Europe is France, UK, Germany and perhaps Italy.
    Half of Europe (even EU countries) doesn't have access to iTunes at all.
    That is why this "coming to Europe" sounds ridiculus in my ears.
     
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    Only if we invade you. ;) :p
     
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    would love 24, the new series is the only one i've watched and i'm hooked. would love to be able to download the old series. oh, and in HD please :p
     
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    Umm...
    What do you mean half of EU dont have access to iTunes??
     
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    I also would love to be able to watch 24 over iTunes, I don't have Sky, so unless I buy the boxsets I can't watch it...and never have for this very reason :(

    All of the previous series would be nice aswell.
     
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    iTunes store I think he meant.
     
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    From the iTunes store I can choose Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, UK

    That's 17 countries isn't it?
     
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    Expanding their video business internationally is clearly something Apple wants to do.

    It's just up to the lawyers to make it possible, as was getting iTunes (for music) in the various countries in the first place.
     
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    Yeah, theres Lost aswell, dunno if you watch Lost but Sky One have bought it so people with terrestrial or freeview can't watch it now. Having it on iTunes would make a lot of people happy!
     
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    This is the list of all EU members:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union

    Now go to iTunes and check how many countries can be found
    on the "My Store" list (bottom of the screen).
     
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    i used to watch Lost, but slowly lost interest during series 2, I was starting to get frustrated with episodes never answering questions and only creating new questions. :p
     
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    And how many countries are there in the EU?
    17? or 27?
     
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    I hear yah, I still wish I knew some things from season one. Like the trees moving on the first few episodes.
     
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    haha yeah, your right, especially when one episode ends and you don't find out what happened or get the answer till about 5 episodes later!! maybe thats why I love it so much though :D
     
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    Poland, Czech Republic, Slowakia, Slowenia, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Cyprus and Malta are all members of the EU since almost three years now. Romania and Bulgaria just joined as well. Then there are the others like Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and not to speak of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldovia.

    I think that is a substantial number of European countries without an iTMS (or iTS). (not counting these borderline states like Turkey and the Caucasus).
     
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    Now 27 countries in the EU
     

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