Warner signs Apple iTunes deal: when will UK get a look in?

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Warner Brothers TV
has finally made some of its programmes available for download in the US iTunes store, including Friends, Babylon 5, The Flintstones and The Jetsons.

Simon Kenny, president of Warner Bros Digital Distribution, said that "This deal fits perfectly with our philosophy of providing consumers with access to our world-class entertainment properties across the widest selection of platforms and devices available."

So when are we Brits going to get these TV shows via iTunes? Or even some home grown ones. Despite the UK iTunes being one of the first international stores to open, we do seem to lag behind on some features. Presumably there are some licensing issues in the way – just as certain British downloads (from the BBC for example) are only available to a uK audience – but at the end of the day, more choice for worldwide iTuners would mean more revenue for Apple and their partners.

Andy Merrett
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