Monday, May 12, 2008

HBO In Your Home: No Subscription Required?

HBO is working out a deal to sell their some of their TV shows on iTunes.

While this is great news, the real headline here is that the episodes are probably going to sell for more than the $1.99 price-point Apple has for the rest of their TV content. This is the first time in Apple's agreed to different pricing structure ever (at least on iTunes USA).

You may recall NBC taking their shows off the online megastore after Apple refused to sell episodes of The Office, Law & Order and the rest of the line-up for $4.99. I bet the honchos over at the peacock are pretty pissed tonight.

But honestly, most episodes of HBO shows are worth more than $2. The network boasts an amazing canon of modern television. (Deadwood, Sex & The City, Six Feet Under, Big Love, The Sopranos, Extras, Bill Maher, etc.) Hell, I'd pay $5 to watch Bret and Jemaine any day.