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Rental TV

September 1, 2010 6:37:33.000

We'll know for sure later today, but this sounds pretty cool - 99 cent TV show rentals through iTunes:

As part of the Apple event Wednesday, News Corp.’s Fox and Walt Disney’s ABC networks are slated to be announced as offering 99-cent rentals of television shows through the iTunes store, according to people familiar with the matter.

TV isn't like music. With songs, I want to listen to stuff I like again. With TV, it's rare that I want to see the same episode again. Once I've seen it, I'm done - so buying an episode, or even a boxed DVD set, just doesn't make that much sense to me. Renting, on the other hand? Sure, especially for an episode I've missed, or for a show I'm wondering about.

Add in an inexpensive set top box, which is also supposed to be part of the plan - and it looks pretty good. Especially with Netflix coming to the AppleTV.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Rental TV

[anonymous] September 1, 2010 8:38:10.221

There are certain old Seinfeld episodes that I'd like to own.

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