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Microsoft adds TV shows to Zune Marketplace

by Brad Linder, posted May 6th 2008 1:35PM

Zune Marketplace

You know how Apple's iTunes store was once music only, and then the company added TV and movies? Yeah, replace the word Apple with Microsoft and you've pretty much got today's news. Well most of it, anyway. Microsoft has rolled out an updated version of its Zune Marketplace software. And while movies are nowhere to be seen, there are about 800 episodes from popular TV shows available for purchase at $1.99 a pop.

Titles include South Park, The Office, Heroes, 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Robot Chicken, and Rock of Love. All of the shows are from NBC Universal, MTV, or Turner. While the pricing in competitive with Apple's iTunes Store, it'd be nice to see a slightly larger content library. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that if the networks currently on board sell a decent number of TV episodes, we'll see other networks join soon enough.

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I just got a zune a few months ago, and the lack of content at the marketplace almost made me want to get an iPod instead. But decided to go with the zune and hoped that the marketplace would expand to more than music. I'm glad to see they finally are.

May 06 2008 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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