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iTMS just got a lot more shows

by C.K. Sample, III, posted Dec 6th 2005 10:02AM
on itmsThank you, TV Jesus. You know that you could buy TV shows off the iTunes Music Store for a while now, but the offerings have been limited to five ABC shows with some rumored talk of CBS joining in on the game and even some mention of the possibility of ESPN getting involved.

My fellow blogger, David Chartier over at TUAW first spotted this this morning, when he noted that "Apple has added a ton of new shows to the iTMS from the likes of NBC, USA, SciFi and Disney. The Office, Monk, Battlestar Galactica (including the miniseries), The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Law & Order and Surface are among the newcomers. But wait! There's more: peep the vintage NBC shows like Knight Rider (no joke), Dragnet and even some Alfred Hitchcock." Launch iTunes now, navigate to the iTMS, and click on TV Shows now to check it all out for yourself.

The new Internet TV revolution has truly begun! Viva la revolution! 

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jeah, who wants this shows in crappy width 320 quality.

December 06 2005 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm glad that things like this are starting to happen, but I don't think anyone should buy shows from iTunes. Just as I don't think anyone should buy music from them. The quality, the vendor lockin games, and the DRM headaches are dealbreakers for me. I would much rather see the market force the music/video online vendors into offering a better product. Give us unencumbered high fidelity WAV's that we can do what we want with. For video, either a high quality divx/xvid transfer, which will play on most platforms in a variety of applications, or possibly even mpeg2 that we can burn to dvd. Until that happens, I just don't see the incentive for spending the equivalent price of a DVD set to get low res DRMd versions. I'd prefer to wait for the DVD and just rip them myself. Because, no matter how far into the sand the entertainment industry shoves their heads, anyone with google and the ability to click a mouse can rip DVDs. DRM on these files does nothing to prevent it. It only serves to annoy and discourage otherwise good customers.

December 06 2005 at 2:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The previews for Battlestar Galactica are jacked. The preview for very episode I checked was from the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" segment of the episode. So when watching a preview of an episode, it shows nothing from the actual episode.

December 06 2005 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That is so frackin' awesome. I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time. Now we just need the Napsters and Yahoos of the world to get with the program (ha!) so I can buy shows for my Zen Vision.

December 06 2005 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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