After bravely turning its back on Apple’s iTunes thanks to rows over money and royalties and charges and the like, American telly juggernaut NBC has started releasing its shows via the… Zune shop. What’s the Zune shop called? Anyone have a clue? MicroStore? ZuneTunes?
Whatever the Zune shop is called, it now hosts more than 800 NBC-owned ‘properties’, with shows coming from the likes of Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1. The downloads cost $1.99 each – the same price NBC used to get via iTunes. So there would appear to be no winners in this particular war, apart from Americans who want yet another way to watch old episodes of South Park.
Zune Marketplace. That’s what it’s called. Isn’t it?