New York – The National Football League announced that it will sell a package of video highlights from Sunday's Super Bowl XLI from Apple's iTunes Store the following day on Monday, Feb. 5. The $1.99 download will include a wrap show hosted by NFL Network commentators Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders. The NFL began selling video game highlights packages on iTunes in September.
London - Fueled by broadband penetration, revenues from legitimate movie and TV show download services are expected to grow tenfold to $6.3 billion in 2012, according to a report from market research firm Informa Telecoms and Media.
Services such as Apple's iTunes Store, which sells TV shows and more recently, movies, along with Google Video, Movielink and others will benefit from an increasing number of global households with high-speed Internet access.
However, Informa warned, some media firms have been reluctant [...].
Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz last week gave some insight into the company’s future music strategy at a talk in New York, stating: "Within 12 months, probably, you're going to be able to walk into a Starbucks and digitally be able to fill up your MP3 player with music”. He also added that "over the next 6 to 18 months you will see us look at it, perhaps test it”. The question is – why would people buy their music at [...]. 2 comments
Amsterdam - The Netherlands has joined Scandinavian led action against Apple's digital rights management lock on its iPod device and iTunes software. This means that Apple is coming under increasing pressure from consumer rights advocates in EU nations (including Germany, France, Sweden, Norway and Finland), all who want to force the company to unlock its iTunes software so it can be used with other MP3 players.
In the Netherlands, iTunes dominates the internet download market with a 50 per cent share. [...]. one comment
Palo Alto, Calif. – Avvenu, a developer of technology that allows remote access to PC files, on Thursday introduced the Avvenu Music Player, which allows users to stream their iTunes libraries and other music stored on a PC to any Internet-connected PC or Mac, laptop or Windows Mobile smartphone. The service requires that the user's home PC be online in order to stream music. The beta version of the player also includes a feature that allows users to [...].
In June of 2006 consumer agencies in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden charged that Apple was violating contract and copyright laws in those countries by not enabling customers to purchase, download, and play tracks from iTunes on their non-Apple portable players. A Norwegian official today revealed that French and German consumer groups have joined the Scandinavian countries in their efforts to pressure Apple.
Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman Bjoern Erik Thon said French consumer lobby UFC-Que Choisir and its German counterpart, [...].
Apple’s stock tumbled in after-hours trading on Wednesday in response to Apple’s conservative guidance for the next quarter, a traditionally tough one for the company. However, record earnings for the first quarter and a steady hold of the digital music market, as well as new products in the pipeline – such as the Apple TV wireless media hub set to ship in February and the much hyped iPhone cellular phone due to hit the market in June – things are [...].