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NBCU Chief criticizes Apple yet again over iTunes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2007 21:55 User comments (12)

NBCU Chief criticizes Apple yet again over iTunes In what is most likely an effort to bring publicity for its Hulu service NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker has once again criticized Apple over its unwillingness to work with NBC on its iTunes platform.
Speaking at a benefit, Zucker claimed that in total, NBCU only made a measly $15 million USD off its video deal with iTunes and that it was not fair that Apple refused to share any iPod sale revenue with content providers.

"Apple sold millions of dollars worth of hardware off the back of our content and made a lot of money,"
Zucker said. "They did not want to share in what they were making off the hardware or allow us to adjust pricing."

Apple did not have any official comment yet on Zucker's latest rant.

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129.10.2007 23:24

What a friggin CRYBABY!!!!!!!. I don't agree with some of Apples policies (Note my reply about Apple refusing to sell iPhones for cash) but NBC is making money from sales that they never would have had in the first place if it wasn't for iTunes. As I stated before the TV show downloads most of the time cost more than buying the box set and are defective by design (DRM infested).

In closing Zucker needs to get some CHEESE for his WHINE.

Just my $.04 (Inflation)

230.10.2007 0:03

Screw NBC.
Screw Universal.
Screw Hulu.
Screw greed.
Screw shortsightedness.
But most of all,
Screw Zucker.
(Pardon my French.)

330.10.2007 0:16

This is the joint venture of the hogs gone bad! What a dysfunctional tie-ins...

430.10.2007 0:18

This is priceless!

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NBCU only made a measly $15 million USD off its video deal with iTunes and that it was not fair that Apple refused to share any iPod sale revenue with content providers.

530.10.2007 1:08
duckNrun
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Next they'll want a cut from hard drive sales and flash memory makers because they're making money because people store media files on these things, then lets not forget about the monitor and TV companies because they make money from people watching the media, and heck lets not forget the money made by the power companies because of the additional revenue from powering these devices....

And lets certainly not forget the goverments of the world who make money from hardware and power companies in the form of sales taxes from increased sales due to the media companies content...

Oh and my landlord who makes money because I need a place to watch the content and my car company because I listen to my media in the car...

maybe over the top but not far from the media maffia's dreams...

630.10.2007 1:26

As my grandmother said years ago "He can wish in one hand crap in the other and see which gets fullest the fastest".

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730.10.2007 2:24
Londor
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This guy is completely deluded.

830.10.2007 3:40

I see NBC's/content providers point I mean the Ipod would be nothing without content songs, video etc. I see the point he is trying to make he just does it in a cry baby bs way that pisses me off. I mean Apple gets the profit from the sale of the Ipod hardware and then a slice of the revenue form the content they sell on Itunes.. He just does in such a way that I want to say FU buddy

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930.10.2007 3:44
Londor
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^ Content songs, video, etc would be nothing without a device to play them on.

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1030.10.2007 12:24

Apple was doing them a favor. And they got $15 million from it. And he's crying??? How muchmore could he possibly want?

1130.10.2007 19:34

That 15 million probably went into executives bonuses with Zucker probably getting 80 percent of it.

1211.11.2007 15:56

Quote:
"Apple sold millions of dollars worth of hardware off the back of our content and made a lot of money," Zucker said. "They did not want to share in what they were making off the hardware or allow us to adjust pricing."

Apple did not have any official comment yet on Zucker's latest rant.
Can anyone say publicity stunt. :P Look at me look at me :P

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