Television Shows Now Available on UK iTunes

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    Apple's UK iTunes store (iTunes Link) is now offering television shows to customers.


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    Individual episodes are available for £1.89 per episode and offer television shows from ABC, Disney Channel, Nikelodeon, MTV, Paramount Comedy and Playhouse Disney.

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    w00t about time Apple got their act together :D Prices are a bit high though...
     
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    Someone has to pay for the extra "m" and "e" in programs. :D
     
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    Too bad those British nutters can't spell Programs!
     
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    £1.89 per episode? Ouch. At that price, the only thing I'd ever use it for is downloading the odd episode that I've missed.. and I'd really have to want to see it. Download three or four episodes and you might as well buy the DVD.
     
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    "Nikelodeon, MTV, Paramound Comdey"

    Heh. I guess we really do spell things different here.

    ? Oh and that price isn't so bad, not even the cost of two songs. If you're in the UK, you must be used to be getting ripped off in this way by now~
     
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    I was really looking forward to being able to download TV programs from iTunes in the UK. Unfortunately after looking at the prices I am beginning to have second thoughts. For a complete season/series of Lost (23 episodes) it costs £32.99 GBP to download via iTunes (about $61 :eek::eek:). I can buy the DVD for £34.99, have a much better quality picture and something can be played on any DVD player.

    Does apple just remove the $ sign and replace it with a £.

    RIP OFF BRITAIN :(
     
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    £1.89?!!. This is why i dont bother watching TV anymore.
     
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    Well - I might just be tempted to get an :apple:TV now.

    Before it made no sense in the UK - fingers crossed this is just the start with the new iPods coming round the corner :)
     
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    The Brits get it before we do, and Canada's practically a US state.
     
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    Just in time before the new iPods get launched. The prices are bullocks though, 1.89 quids:eek:!!!
     
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    Underwhelming, for the moment.

    It's a shame they don't have any shows from British broadcasters.
     
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    Good to see, it's now time that Apple brings TV shows down to Australia!
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Nonsense, Canada is nowhere near as American as the UK - we've spent billions proving our puppy-like loyalty in Iraq, sacrificing hundreds of working class lads we might have actually needed if we didn't now have such easy access to Polish immigrants.

    We in the UK deserve to pay $4 for American TV shows; if you want the same in Canada you'll just have to step up and put some effort into the next crusade - Iran is looking promising.
     
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    thats $4/USD per show. ouch

    with the current exchange rate thats $4/USD per show. OUCH!!


     
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    Yep, terrible prices. £1=$2
    Out of curiosity, what is the minimum wage in England?
     
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    £5.52 an hour...
     
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    £5.35 an hour (From 1 October 2007 this will increase to £5.52)
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Do you think perhaps it has simply not occurred to Apple that customers in other countries might like to purchase something other than US-produced content?
     
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    Well I assume Apple does everything they can to get all they can on the store. For now, it might just be easier to put US made content on.
     
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    Canada?

    It's nice that Apple is getting TV Shows in other countries, but honestly, are they forgetting about their northern friends? Please Apple, get us TV Shows, Movies, and iPhones in Canada.

    Apple is releasing these in the UK, and soon the iPhones (as rumors say). Come on Apple!
     
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    Wow - at #1.89, some ones being ripped off.

    Though Britain is a crap country, so they deserve it ( and originally from UK too ).

    Vastly more importantly:
    Where's Canada on iTunes TV shows?

    "Programmes" is the perfect spelling...
     
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