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Aaron N. Tubbs

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I don’t pay for cable. Cable would run me something north of $50 a month with more for high def and special channels. Instead, I watch shows on DVD, and watch recent shows via a pay to view. In the past this has been iTunes or the Xbox Live system. I first got pissed when House got yanked from iTunes, because I’d watched season 3 that way, and wanted to watch season 4 that way. I still watch How I Met Your Mother and Lost this way. But all of the sudden, a week or so before the Battlestar Galactica Season 4 premier, SciFi disappears entirely from both.

I don’t understand why I can’t just pay to watch the tv I want to watch. Is it really that much to ask for?

According to the FAQ:

Many of our prime-time series are now available through iTunes, including Eureka, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The Dresden Files, Who Wants to Be a Superhero? and Ghost Hunters. Visit the iTunes Store for the most current lineup of available series and episodes.

Update

It’s probably related to the NBC Universal agenda of launching their own streaming media platform.

The platform is already there, NBC. It works great on iTunes and on Xbox. Why do we need another platform?

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Some other folks have some stuff to say about this. Turf war between NBC and Apple, apparently.