Maybe Apple will release TV Shows to UK Soon ?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by liketom, Jan 2, 2006.

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    liketom

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    so i was on the itunes store (UK) and i did this-

    1 from main page click on Music Videos
    2 Click on Movie Trailers
    3 Click on TV Shows

    now i can not remember TV Shows being anywhere on the UK Store ? even though the search comes up as nothing it still shows there is a link there on the UK pages

    maybe Apple is getting ready to roll out TV Shows to the UK ?

    :rolleyes:
     

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    I can't think of any UK company that would want to release it's shows on iTunes.
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

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    The BBC.

    Don't forget that the BBC was where the launch event was held for the 5th Gen iPod in October and it would provide a handy income stream for them without contravening their charter.

    Where ABC is, the BBC often follows...
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    possibly, but the launch event wasn't held at the BBC, just shown there. Plus I already pay a licence fee to the BBC, paying for there shows again would seem weird.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    i heard somewher that the BBC were going to provide TV shows off there channels for free. an interface using the licence number etc. where the use verifies themslef, and then the shows are free.
     
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    liketom

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    but you do not get the TV shows you want to watch again on BBC1 when you want it though do you?

    Say you want to watch Blackadder again ? what would you do wait until the Beeb show it or go out and buy it on DVD.

    or download it right now on iTunes and giggle away at it
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    I think the BBC were planning on doing free downloads on programs that were shown during the last 7 days only.
     
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  9. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah; this is what's in development. Still hopeful for ITV/C4 to put some shows on iTMS soon...
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    We should get Lost on iTunes, it's bad enough they split the season into 2 parts for the DVD.
     
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    I'll be surprised if we see any content in the UK and Europe in the first half of this year. Apple seems intent on only providing satisfaction to its USA customers in this area. So in the meantime, people in the UK will have to keep illegally ripping their movies and encoding them for iPod.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    BBC said they would do their own separate distribution system, not with iTunes.
     

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