Friday, August 31, 2007
NBC & iTunes Partnership Ends
NBC wants to be able to do the best job it can in selling it's television shows, so what do they do? Simple: they remove those said shows from the biggest and best selling download service in the world, iTunes.
Hah, you say? Well, apparently the big wigs in NBC have very little brains as even a 'DEAD MOOSE-IN-HEAT' could have told you, if it could talk, that removing their successful selling shows from iTunes was as loony as a 'TALKING, DEAD MOOSE-IN-HEAT!'
First, it was Universal Music that limited its catalogue to a month-to-month basis on iTunes, so maybe NBC caught their looniness from them, I don't know? I do know, however, that they will probably live to regret their decision. Why would they do it? Is it, as some speculate, that they want to sell all their material through their own site? Is it because they are trying to get 'the upper-hand' and more control from Apple, or are they just suicidal? Or maybe, like Universal, they are just trying to punish Apple for its success, the very success that they were denied because of their greed in squeezing every last dime and nickel out of their customers?
I don't know the full answer to that, but I do know that if I can't buy it from the one source that I can trust, Apple, then I am not going to buy their material from any other service for the simple reason that none of them even comes close to the simplicity and ease of use that iTunes offers.
In the end, it is bad enough that we have to put up with children acting childish, but when multi-billion dollar corporations act childish because of their fear and jealousy of another successful corporate giant, well, then that is just too much. They, like children, may have to learn the hard way for their childishness, and frankly, any lost money and customers that result from their childishness will be well deserved on their part.
In the end, I predict they will lose a lot of customers and money as people, like myself, are saying that if they can't get it from iTunes they'll just get it the free way! And we know what that means, don't we?
And that is my 2 cents 4 the day, this Friday, August 31, 2007.