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Apple Launches TV Shows on iTunes Canada

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject: Apple Launches TV Shows on iTunes Canada Reply with quote

Apple Launches TV Shows on iTunes Canada
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Posted by: Brian

Apple today announced that hit television programming from Canada's top networks, US broadcasters and the National Hockey League (NHL) is now available from the iTunes Store in Canada. iTunes customers can choose from Canadian-produced favorites such as the top-rated, award-winning "Corner Gas" from CTV, smash hit comedy "Little Mosque on the Prairie" from CBC, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "South Park" from Comedy Central and the NHL Games of the Year.

"We're thrilled to bring television programming to the iTunes Store in Canada in time for the holiday season," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "We're off to a great start with hit shows from CBC, CTV, Comedy Central and MTV Networks, along with the best of classic and current NHL action."

Television shows are CAN$1.99 per episode in Canada. TV shows from the iTunes Store are downloaded in near-DVD quality at a resolution of 640x480 (up to 480, depending on the aspect ratio) and can be viewed on a PC or Mac, iPod nano with video, fifth generation iPod, iPod classic or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about all three seasons of ReGenesis?

Also, geolocation (i.e. that there isn't just the "iTunes store" worldwide) is possibly the stupidest phenomenon ever to be imposed on the International Network. (Hello!!! There is no geography in cyberspace!)

I guess everyone else excluded from "Canadian iTunes" will continue to download freely as usual.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least you got South Park! What else do you really need? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_tex wrote:
At least you got South Park! What else do you really need? Wink


All I need is my EyeTV 250 and HandBrake. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zuzu wrote:
How about all three seasons of ReGenesis?


It's a shame we don't have it here. That sounds like a neat Outbreak type show.

Ben_tex wrote:
At least you got South Park!


Do you think they really want it after the Blame Canada fiasco? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad there's severe interlacing problems with the videos... it's especially apparent in South Park, cartoons, fast-moving stuff, etc.

Not to mention that 2$ for a single show is too much, not low enough for people to drop their cable/satellite and switch to iTunes.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
Too bad there's severe interlacing problems with the videos... it's especially apparent in South Park, cartoons, fast-moving stuff, etc.


Welcome to the world of being disappointed with the video quality of shows in iTunes. Thank god for applications like HandBrake.
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