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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No More Rentals for TV Shows Via iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...tals-on-itunes/

"Patrons of iTunes will have to look for other venues to watch the latest episode of Glee and other Fox shows. Apple is pulling the plug on the rental model for recent episodes of your favorite shows."

I personally will miss this. I'm not one to really save shows, so the buying option doesn't interest me. Once I watch it, I'm done with it. The only things I might save are movies, but then only rarely especially now that I have other sources (Netflix) to watch movies, why take up my hard drive space. This goes along with my minimalistic tendency now to be minimalistic so I don't even keep DVDs any longer. What are your thoughts on this change at iTunes?


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Netflix By the Numbers: An Infographic

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 10:01 AM

http://columnfivemedia.com/work-ite...by-the-numbers/

I knew Netflix was a huge driver of traffic, but it's responsible for 30% of residential downstream Internet traffic in North America during peak periods. Wow! And who knew that the PS3 was the #1 device used for Netflix? The rest of this infographic is equally eye-popping. Check it out.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's Your Digital Convenience Price Threshold?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 08:00 AM

In the tug of war between atoms and bits, how much does it take to sway you one way or another? Digital download or buying DVDs - which way do you roll? I bought the first episode of "Breaking Bad" on iTunes a few weeks ago, watched it yesterday, and enjoyed it quite a bit. Since I don't currently have an active Zip.ca account (it's a DVD rental service) I'd be looking at buying Breaking Bad season one. How do the numbers work out? Read more...


Monday, September 27, 2010

Viacom and CBS Also Say No to Apple TV and iTunes Rentals

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.edibleapple.com/viacom-a...+(Edible+Apple)

"Thus far, only 2 networks (ABC and FOX) have jumped on board Apple's $0.99 rental model for individual TV episodes. Meanwhile, executives from both Warner Brothers and NBC Universal have explained that the low price point for individual episodes is not something they're willing to get behind out of fear that it undermines the quality of their content."

CBS is more on the fence about it than Viacom is, saying "let's see how this works out," but with the recent removal of Jeff Zucker as CEO of NBC, perhaps they might rethink their position at NBC and be the third network in the stable. Once the other networks see how well (or how bad) this deal is for their networks, it may change things up a bit. Seems kind of funny though, when the networks will allow streaming via Netflix but not via iTunes. According to this Ars Technica story, the networks get a flat rate and no viewer metrics (such as how many times watched, etc) from Netflix and that is ok, but to get a percentage of sales and also get some metrics isn't ok? I would think they would be able to utilize the information they can get from iTunes and it would be a benefit. But it matters not as long as you aren't totally committed to Apple products and nothing else. There are still lots of options out there, namely Hulu, Netflix and Boxee.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Genius Now Suggesting TV and Movies

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...for_videos.html

"Apple this week flicked the switch on its iTunes Genius recommendation engine for movies and TV shows, a feature it originally planned to introduce alongside the release of iTunes 8.1 earlier this month."

The Genius sidebar was introduced with iTunes 8.0, and was limited to suggesting music. Now they have opened it up to TV shows and movies. For example, if you select a TV show in your iTunes library, the Genius will suggest additional episodes from that show, other seasons (if there are any) and up to 10 recommendations for similar shows. Reminds me of what Netflix does with their site, suggesting movies once you have added something to your que.


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