It’s just a few days since Apple finally started selling TV shows on the UK iTunes Store for £1.99 a pop, but it’s now facing a serious hiccup over in the US.
NBC Universal has just announced that it won’t be renewing its deal to sell shows like Heroes (pictured), The Office and Battlestar Galactica through iTunes. NBCU apparently is responsible for 30% of digital video sales through the iTunes Store, so it’s quite a blow for Apple. Although in fairness, it’s also a bunch of own-nose-biting lost revenue for NBCU.
BBC Worldwide has cut a deal with UK mobile operator O2 to put video clips, wallpapers and ringtones of a bunch of top BBC shows on the O2 Active portal. The shows include Doctor Who, Little Britain, The Office, I’m Alan Partridge, and The League Of Gentlemen.