More NBC Content On the Way?

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Variety reports on yesterday's addition of NBC shows to iTunes.

According to Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal Television Group President, hints that there will be more NBC shows for iTunes in the coming weeks.

You are going to see a series of announcements in the coming weeks
Speculation points to MacWorld San Francisco 2006 which takes place January 9-13, 2006 in San Francisco, CA.
 

Lacero

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More please. :D

I would prefer some of the vintage TV shows priced at perhaps $1.00 each.

And maybe make available for download, the entire collection of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Those "Carnac" skits were classics.
 

59031

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Good, I hope this means NBC's "Las Vegas" will be coming, that's the show I'm waiting for.
 

rdowns

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Lacero said:
More please. :D

I would prefer some of the vintage TV shows priced at perhaps $1.00 each.

And maybe make available for download, the entire collection of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Those "Carnac" skits were classics.
Buy the Carson DVDs. Best DVD collection EVER!
 

in_my_head

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..snl...

Lacero said:
More please. :D

I would prefer some of the vintage TV shows priced at perhaps $1.00 each.

And maybe make available for download, the entire collection of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Those "Carnac" skits were classics.
and how about putting out the 'SNL' stuff?....Chris Farley, David Spade, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin and on and on!....:)
 

nagromme

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"New Video Tuesdays."

It will probably get to be near-weekly.

How about some BBC stuff now? :) Coupling, The Office (the REAL versions--and yes I'm American), One Foot in the Grave, lots of great crime series... And Fox (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Simpsons).
 

webman2k

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"iTunes" is no longer working

You know, they really need to rename this app - something like iMedia or something. They were smart with iPod - that can stand for anything. But "iTunes" isn't cutting it anymore - the app is so much more than just "tunes."
 

59031

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webman2k said:
You know, they really need to rename this app - something like iMedia or something. They were smart with iPod - that can stand for anything. But "iTunes" isn't cutting it anymore - the app is so much more than just "tunes."
NO, iTunes is the name and iTunes is what it should stay. That's the brand. Don't be messing with a succesful brand.
 

WeBleed4Real

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NOT Live from NY, it's Saturday Night on your iPod.

My guess is you'll see Saturday Night Live pretty soon.

Between the iPod commercials and shameless product placement on the show recently and in the past (i.e. 'Steve Jobs' on Weekend Update), there's gotta be some deals going on backstage.

With Saturday Night's Main Event coming back to NBC, I wouldn't mind getting some of those wrestling shows. I doubt it's going to happen though. (Although Vince McMahon was listening to an iPod this past Monday night. Hmmm....)
 

Lacero

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Last night on Access Hollywood, one of the hosts did a little demo of iTunes and how easy it was to download TV shows.

I think it's safe to say, Apple and iTunes has made it into the general consciousness of American society. Every Joe Schmoe now knows about iTunes.

Now, we need CBS to get on board with CSI, FOX with the Family Guy, and HBO with Sex and the City and Sopranos. <--- I don't get these channels.


Here's to the Crazy Ones
 

~Shard~

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And so it begins... :cool: Yes, I think this will be the beginning of weekly (or at least constant) updates to the video content of iTMS. Then it will be Fox, CBS, etc. It's the start of something big!
 

~Shard~

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Lacero said:
Now, we need CBS to get on board with CSI, FOX with the Family Guy, and HBO with Sex and the City and Sopranos. <--- I don't get these channels.
I don't watch the Sopranos, but the other 3 are favorites of mine as well! Those would definitely be nice to see... :cool:
 

Timothy

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At first I thought $1.99 was an OK price; now, I'm not so sure.

If you buy a sesons's worth of shows, you are paying as much for that as you are for the DVD box set of the show. And, you are getting significantly lower quality.

With an album purchase, I am generally paying significantly less than I pay for the CD, and the quality is relatively comparable. So, buying albums this way makes a lot of sense to me, and has become the primary way I buy music.

But, this pricing structure discourages purchases of entire collections. It is fine for a show here or there, but if they want me to buy more than that, they need to make the collection price significantly lower than the price to buy the DVD collection.
 

dernhelm

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If this takes off, they'll be able to get some actual download numbers in addition to their viewership ratings. I'm not a statistician, but my personal belief is that the Nielson ratings system is pretty flawed. It may be interesting to see what effect this has on which shows are kept on and which shows are dropped.

Personally, I think you may see some higher quality programming that isn't so mass market suddenly be able to find an audience. This could be a good thing.
 

russed

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it would be nice if they could get more tv shows on sale outside of the us. bbc programmes would go down a treat - a full series of top gear to watch as and when i want = brilliant!
 

~Shard~

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russed said:
it would be nice if they could get more tv shows on sale outside of the us. bbc programmes would go down a treat - a full series of top gear to watch as and when i want = brilliant!
Some BBC programing would indeed be great. I'd love to see Doctor Who provided, and normally I'd say I would like to see all the old episodes as well if I didn't already have all of them on my computer. :eek: ;) :cool:
 

Lacero

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I'd like to see some British TV shows available in North America.

Classics like Benny Hill, Coronation Street, Paddington Bear, Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Dressing For Breakfast and any shows featuring the Spice Girls.


Here's to the Crazy Ones
 

puckhead193

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in_my_head said:
and how about putting out the 'SNL' stuff?....Chris Farley, David Spade, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin and on and on!....:)
that would be cool those dvd's of the best of...
But c'mon i want law and order SVU
 

nagromme

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~Shard~ said:
Some BBC programing would indeed be great. I'd love to see Doctor Who provided, and normally I'd say I would like to see all the old episodes as well if I didn't already have all of them on my computer. :eek: ;) :cool:
Yes--here in the US we don't have the new Doctor Who! I'd pay a couple bucks to check out the two new Doctors.