updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed September 26, 2007
New NBC shows on iTunes
Apple has added two TV shows from NBC to its iTunes Store despite a recent fallout between the television network and the Cupertino-based company. Reports surfaced late last month that NBC would no longer offer its TV shows via iTunes as a result of differing views over Apple's resistance to altering pricing. While the contract between Apple and NBC runs through the month of December and videos will not disappear until after the deal expires, the removal of Apple's largest television content provider could deal a hefty blow to its iPod/iTunes business. [corrected]
NBC has already turned to Amazon to sell episodes of its new fall TV lineup via the online retailer's Amazon Unbox digital download service, and announced that it will offer one-week free downloads to bring its primetime and late-night TV shows to users desktops for a full week after the shows air. Apple chief Steve Jobs, meanwhile, has expressed his desire for NBC to reconsider its decision.