Apple announced that they have decided to no longer sell NBC television shows in the iTunes Store. Anything from this September’s season on, will not be available for purchase on iTunes because of this decision. For iTunes users it basically means you will not be able to download the popular NBC shows, like Battlestar Galactica, The Office and Heroes, to iPods or AppleTV. That’s disappointing, I really liked the Heros series.
Is NBC just being greedy by asking Apple to pay outrageous prices for their new TV episodes this upcoming season? Or could there be an underlying reason for them to bail out of iTunes now? Makes you wonder if NBC’s ownership stake in hulu, an upcoming iTunes competitor has motivated this drastic move.