14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2007 7:53 PM by Jeff1955
mechi Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
Hi,

I was just in itunes yesterday and wanted to purchase Top Chef Season 1, I've been purchasing one episode at a time. Anyway I can't find it! Does anyone know why?

Mac Book, Mac OS 9.1.x
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
    Is this an NBC show? If so, NBC has pulled all their shows off of iTunes as of today.
  • mechi Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    It's on Bravo, but I'm not sure if that's an NBC affiliate.
  • Paul Judd Level 6 Level 6 (13,420 points)
    mechi wrote:
    It's on Bravo, but I'm not sure if that's an NBC affiliate.


    Bravo is owned by NBC
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo%28televisionnetwork%29
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
    I found this:

    Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.
  • DuaneJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Battlestar Galactica (Classic) is also gone and its not part of NBC. I'm halfway through the series and, bam, it's gone. This sure isn't making me want to buy more from iTunes ... Now I'll always be wondering if they're going to pull a series when I'm halfway through it.

    Ok, maybe Universal and NBC are one and the same. This really stinks. Is this permanent? Or are the shows gone forever?

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)
    Battlestar Galactica is indeed distributed by NBC (the SciFi Channel is an NBC "sister" channel), so as with all of the other NBC content now that the contract has expired, BG is no longer available through the iTunes Store.
  • mechi Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thanks for the response, this really *****! I wish I had known, I had no idea. I would have purchased all of them!!!
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (46,860 points)
  • DuaneJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To quote the announcement, it says ...
    "CUPERTINO, California—August 31, 2007—Apple® today announced that it will not be selling NBC television shows for the upcoming television season on its online iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com)."

    I interpreted that to mean NBC's "upcoming" season. Just like it says. I had no idea they were going to remove ALL of NBC's content even the old classics.

    I know you can read that announcement different ways, but it would have been nice if they could have been a little clearer. Then I would have pre-purchased all the shows I wanted.

    I've already gone to the NBC site and left them feedback telling them how much they s*$% and that they've just lost a TV viewer.
  • Paul Judd Level 6 Level 6 (13,420 points)
    DuaneJ wrote:
    I interpreted that to mean NBC's "upcoming" season. Just like it says. I had no idea they were going to remove ALL of NBC's content even the old classics.


    NBC's contract with Apple officially ended just a couple of days ago. Since NBC refused to renew such contract, Apple can no longer sell NBC content period.

    And yes, it does stink.
  • Kokuryu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ARGGGHHH!!!!

    I was trying to find Eureka - now I see all of SciFi is now gone from iTunes!!! I dont believe this!!!

    Back to buying just DVDs... I dont think I'm going to buy anymore downloadable content - I will just have to be content with buying the boxed sets after the series is done...
  • Cander Level 3 Level 3 (850 points)
    "I dont think I'm going to buy anymore downloadable content"

    I know its a long shot, but I would hope people would continue to buy from iTunes and ignore Hulu or other services the networks want to setup on their own. Maybe then NBC will think twice.
  • DuaneJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I know its a long shot, but I would hope people would continue to
    buy from iTunes and ignore Hulu or other services the networks
    want to setup on their own. Maybe then NBC will think twice.


    Ditto. I'm not going to punish iTunes. It doesn't sound like its their fault. They were trying to keep the price down. It's NBC that I'm going to punish. Now, instead of them getting a cut when I download content from iTunes, they're going to get nothing because I'm going to record it directly off the cable using eyeTV. I still get my shows and NBC gets nothing.

    Never say never, but I don't plan on ever downloading from NBC's site. If you get a chance head over there and leave them feedback.
  • Jeff1955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    And these companies wonder why people are bootlegging content? When people like a product (iTunes and iPods) why force people to bootleg content to watch on it? Seems to me you make your content work with whatever is out there. DVD, WM, iTunes, etc.