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In a move that can only be described as expected, but none-the-less exciting, NBC has begun releasing shows from its networks (NBC, USA, and SciFi). New shows include most notably (at least to nerds like me) the full Battlestar Galactica Miniseries and both seasons of the […]

In a move that can only be described as expected, but none-the-less exciting, NBC has begun releasing shows from its networks (NBC, USA, and SciFi). New shows include most notably (at least to nerds like me) the full Battlestar Galactica Miniseries and both seasons of the critically acclaimed remake of the series. From USA, we get Seasons one and four of the comedic crime drama Monk (went downhill after season 2). And from good ol’ NBC, Law & Order, The Office, Surface, Leno, and Conan. Additionally, NBC has released episodes of Dragnet, Night Rider, Adam-12, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

With Fox stating that they would be open to an Apple partnership, this seems to be a precursor of things to come

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  1. Jason Terhorst Tuesday, December 6, 2005

    I tried to get to the page for The Office, but it’s getting slammed right now. Oh, well. Awesome show, though. I’ll be checking it out soon.

  2. iTunes adds NBC and nostalgia to its video offerings on The uber geeks Tuesday, December 6, 2005

    [...] TV-programs as well as some shows from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s to its video offerings. The Apple Blog reports that “With Fox stating that they would be open to an Apple [...]

  3. iTunes adds NBC and nostalgia to its video offerings on The uber geeks Tuesday, December 6, 2005

    [...] TV-programs as well as some shows from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s to its video offerings. The Apple Blog reports that “With Fox stating that they would be open to an Apple [...]

  4. Om Malik on Broadband : » Mr. Monk. Meet Steve Jobs Tuesday, December 6, 2005

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  5. Colin D. Devroe Tuesday, December 6, 2005

    Yeah, the Office is going to put a huge spike in # of downloads for sure. Can’t wait to see some numbers in January.

  6. If you guy’s haven’t seen the original Office, I highly recommend checking it out. The episodes are exactly the same, line for line, in most cases — but those Brits pull off their special brand of humour that one just doesn’t get with the NBC version.

  7. Jason Terhorst Tuesday, December 6, 2005

    Other than the Office, I don’t see a whole lot of “pull” yet. It might help Apple if they grab Fox and “Family Guy”. That show is huge, and is within the demographic that iTunes has (males between 18 and 25). That will definitely get downloads. In fact, I remember that Conan was making jokes about NBC losing in the ratings. That’s probably why NBC is trying to get some money in this market. Since they don’t have Friends anymore, they’re probably hurting… a lot.

  8. I first saw The Office original series after watching quite a few US episodes. I just didn’t like it. For one, it is a bit hard to understand the accent, especially when I was watching it in bed with the volume low after my girlfriend had gone to sleep. For another, most Americans don’t get half the British references.

    Anyhoo, we’re getting off track. If watching downloaded videos was a bit more integrated with our TV/stereo, I’d probably buy episodes of old shows like Dragnet, Adam 12, and Emergency!

  9. This is an interesting development but I hope that for the average consumer Apple can integrate things easily and affordably into a home entertainment system in some other way than building a system using a rather pricey G5. With a totally integrated system, they would own home entertainment for a while with iTunes for music, movies and pay-per episode television while building something better than a TIVO. Voila, a kick ass system for your living room.

  10. I have tried to figure out how to download the Battlestar series but all I can find is pages with info telling me that it can be done. Been all over the apple site and can not find any download interface for the series. I did sownload the iTunes program and it gives me options to download obscure individule shows but no series are offered. How do I download the Battlestar series???????????

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