London - In a sign that the
companies may be resolving their dispute over TV show pricing at Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes
Store that led NBC (NYSE: GE) to remove its programs late last year, five NBC shows are
now available for purchase from the U.K. version of the iTunes Store, Macworld.com
reported. The series — "Heroes," "House," "The
Incredible Hulk," "Eureka" and "Hercules: The Legendary
Journeys" — are all produced by Universal Media Studios, and notably
feature variable pricing — one of the sticking points in [...].
- Ghostlight Records will be the first to offer an original cast recording from
a Broadway show exclusively on iTunes when it adds the "Passing
Strange" album to the store on May 27, Variety reports. The CD version of
the album is not expected in stores until July.
- Emmis Interactive, the online unit of the radio broadcaster, on Monday
announced a licensing agreement with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to market its custom Storefront technology
to other radio stations. The technology lets radio stations build a storefront
where listeners can purchase songs they hear on-air using their own existing
iTunes Store accounts.
- Microsoft’s (NASD: MSFT) Zune digital media player gained a bit of the MP3 player market
share in NPD Group’s latest rankings, now accounting for 4% of the total
market, up from 3% in the first quarter of 2007, Wired.com reported.
has now sold a total of 2 million units.
Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) products still dominate with
71% of the market — down from 72% a year ago — while SanDisk (NASD: SNDK) claimed 11% and
Creative 2% in the first quarter of [...]. one comment
- Apple (NASD: AAPL) will soon announce a new deal with Time Warner’s (NYSE: TWX) HBO that will bring TV
episodes to its iTunes Store under a new, separate pricing structure from other
partners, Portfolio.com reported, citing HBO employees involved in executing
The deal is noteworthy both due to the fact that it is HBO’s
first offering of a la carte digital episodes outside of pay-TV video-on-demand, and because NBC’s (NYSE: GE) shows were
removed from the iTunes Store in December, because [...].
Calif. - Orb Networks, a
developer of media place-shifting technology, announced that it has enabled
live TV streaming to Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch. The video stream must
originate from a PC with a TV tuner card. The company said it created a special
application called OrbLive to get around the iPhone’s extreme limitations on
supported video formats.
- Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) Canadian unit has settled a class action lawsuit with Canadian iPod
owners over claims to the device’s battery life, and will pay consumers there
who purchased an iPod before June 24, 2005 a $45 credit, Canada’s
Gazette reported. The settlement is similar to one Apple made with U.S. iPod
owners in 2005. Some 80,000 Canadian should be eligible for the $45 credit,
which is redeemable through Apple’s online store.