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Fox, Clear Channel to supply iTMS videos?

updated 06:05 pm EST, Fri December 2, 2005

Fox, Clear Channel, iTMS

Apple is reportedly preparing to announce a host of new iTunes video content early next year, with in selling their content via iTunes. James Gianopulos, Fox Film Entertainment co-chairman said he is open to a deal with Apple's iTunes music and video service. "Of course, we'd be open to that. We believe it would be a great opportunity," Gianopulos said. Clear Channel's radio division chief executive John Hoga said his company could ink distribution deals with Yahoo or Apple's iTunes music service by next year, according to a report from AppleInsider. The company is seeking as many distribution outlets as possible for its programs, and has been in talks with Apple, Yahoo, and Microsoft over the past year. Meanwhile TiVo recently announced a timeframe for its highly-anticipated Mac version of TiVoToGo, targeting mid-2006 for Macintosh support.

by MacNN Staff



  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969


    And in other news...

    Ten's of thousands of Mac users across the United States announced a timeframe for their highly anticipated consideration of a TiVo purchase, targeting mid-2006 for TiVo adoption. Of course this timeframe is dependent on many factors including whether Mac users simply decided to get Cable and Satellite DVR solutions instead or whether Jerry, TiVo's sole Mac programmer (between the hours of 11am and 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and every second Thursday), can ever get a Mac version of TiVoToGo finished.

    Said an unnamed TiVo executive, "We'd really love to be make millions from all those Mac users out there, but we really don't think they're important enough to justify a bigger investment than what we pay Jerry. After all, they are Mac users, right?".

    Apple could not be reached for a comment.

  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Who cares.

    Like I'm going to want Tivo's DRM-riddled bullcrap anyway. Thanks to TivoTool I can already transfer video from my TiVo to my Mac and/or my video iPod without having to deal with any sort of protection nonsense, edit out commercials easily, and even burn DVDs.

    Oh, and don't forget to boycott ClearChannel.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969


    n*** Content

    Oh yeah, bring on the n*** Channel... I mean Fox and Clear Channel? We can goosestep along with the neocon shuffle!

    What a scary thought!

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Air America

    hello, Steve? What about Air America?

    I doubt there are many iPod users who really want to carry around Bill "Falafel" O'Reilly on their iPod.

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "Scary thoughts" Pt.2

    Indeedy! - What we need is some good- old "Marxist-Lite" content. Like, say, CNN-CBS-ABC-PBS-NPR-NYT............... C'mon Steve, you were a frequent Lincoln Bedroomer!
    Dissagree with the Elite Left, and you're a "Goose-stepping n***" folks!
    They know what's best for "the Masses"... as long as they don't have to live near 'em. ;-) - But Syria-sly, Get off your arses Tivo and support your Mac customers. It's gotten beyond ponderous... Kinda like the DNC.

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Paitence grasshoppers...

    MacWorld is coming...

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969



    apparently 66% of the country are Marxists, according to chotty's logic, since Bush's popularity has sunk to 34%.

    Shove it up your a**, chotty. Bush is a fascist dictator wanna-be.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    all about Bill O'Reilly

    Bill O'Reilly, a married, self-described "observant Catholic", was once so stricken with a certain underling of his organization (33-year-old Andrea Mackris), that he decided to take her under his wing, telling her "stick with me, and I'll take care of you"

    And indeed, he took good care of her. He started engaging in hours-long late-night telephone conversations, which consisted of:

    (words in quotations are from the court records. . If you are offended by the language, remember that the words came from O'Reilly, not me. )

    1: Entreaties that she buy a vibrator. Quoth O'Reilly:

    “Just use your vibrator to blow off steam.” When the plaintiff reddened, O’Reilly asked lewdly, “What, you’ve got a vibrator don’t you? Every girl does.” When the Plaintiff responded indignantly, “No, they don’t. Does your wife?” O’Reilly replied, “Yes, in fact she does. She’d kill me if she knew I was telling you.”

    2: “(A)llud(ing) to having a ménage a trios with the Plaintiff and her friend”

    3: Bragging about how he “lost his virginity to a girl in a car at JFK”

    4: Reminiscing about "(attending) s** shows in Thailand"

    5: Holding forth on his “extra-marital dalliances with 'hot' Italian women”

    6: “(S)uggesting that he would perform oral s** upon Andrea Mackris, and that she would start to perform fellatio upon his ‘big c***’”

    During his more heated moments, Bill would get the words "Loofah" and "Falafel" mixed up in his head, and would verbally fantasize about soaping this young woman up with a lebanese sandwich.

    When Mackris protested at being subjected to this grotesque behavior, Bill would threaten to sue her, and ruin her career.

    Mackris refused to put up with it, though, and when she brought a suit against O'Reilly, he quickly and quietly settled out of court, never disputing the charges.

    Oh- One last thing: While bill was engaging in these fair discourses, he had a virbrator up his butt, and was "pleasuring" himself.

  1. galfridus73

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Fox =! Fox News

    Everyone calm down. Fox may very well be just plain old Fox, which means "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," etc.

    Now, I agree that Fox News is nothing but a sham network (and, trust me, I don't buy most of what the other media outlets dish out, either), but I can't believe that news shows would be released as anything other than free podcasts. Why in the world (for example) would I want to pay $1.99 for a rerun of a topical show that ran last summer?

    Oh, and LordJohnWhorfin: Even with TiVoTool, you still have hours upon hours of work to hack the TiVo box to get at the recordings, including turning the encryption off (which itself is probably enough for any TivoTool user to be accused of breaking the DMCA).

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Climax blues

    See what I mean? Liberals love diversity of opinion and ideas, as long as you agree with their tired and failed themes. C'mon, where's the "You're a n***" line??

    Try 66% of Leftist college Professors and "journalists" polled...

    You have NO ideas. Your friends of Karl poll no better in DC, toots.
    Eat me.

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