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Friday, August 31, 2007

NBC ends contract with Apple's iTunes

NBC Universal has decided not to renew its contract to sell television shows on iTunes, becoming the second major media company to challenge Apple Inc's dominance in digital entertainment.

NBC Universal had demanded more control over pricing for digital downloads of its shows, which include "Battlestar Gallactica" and "Heroes," said a source familiar with the matter on Friday, confirming a New York Times report.

A spokeswoman for NBC Universal confirmed it will not renew the contract and declined to elaborate. NBC Universal is the No. 1 supplier of digital video to the online store, accounting for about 40 percent of downloads.
Yikes. Could this be a publicity stunt to get a better deal? Or are the iTunes downloads just not amounting to anything?

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