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Zucker isn't done bashing Apple

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Oct 2007 18:04 User comments (12)

Zucker isn't done bashing Apple At the same benefit event in which he bashed Apple for not cooperating with his company, NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker also allegedly urged other companies to follow NBC's lead.
Zucker went as far as to say that the time was now for companies to take control of the situation "before Apple destroys the video downloads like it did the music download business."

The chief also went a bit more into detail about the company's abandonment of iTunes. Apple was claiming that NBC wanted to raise the price of video downloads to $4.99 USD a piece but Zucker argues that the company had no such plans. He says that the company "was planning to experiment with premium pricing only on a single program that would have been made available for $2.99." Zucker concluded by saying that Steve Jobs himself rejected the idea.

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12 user comments

130.10.2007 19:30

Apple is using their bandwidth and accounting /collection labor to provide the downloads. This costs money people. If NBC / Zucker wants to raise the cost of the downloads to $2.99 or higher they had better be prepared for a drastic drop in downloads and maybe a boycott of all legal TV show downloads. The old saying applies "He's going to squeeze the nickel until the buffalo $hits"



Just my $.04 (Inflation)

230.10.2007 19:53

At 2.99 a download that would cost more than buying the DVDs. I recommend netflix or bittorrent. That way NBC will see even less $. I have no intention of going to this hulu website. I don't want to watch this stuff on my computer, I want to watch it on my apple tv or ipod.

330.10.2007 20:01

i hate apple and i think steve jobs is extremely greedy.

not consumer friendly one bit

430.10.2007 23:45

Originally posted by jetyi83:
i hate apple and i think steve jobs is extremely greedy.

not consumer friendly one bit

I couldn't agree more. I don't even understand why AT&T gladly welcomed their busines with the iPhone deal; Verizon turned them down!

531.10.2007 0:49

Originally posted by jetyi83:
i hate apple and i think steve jobs is extremely greedy.

not consumer friendly one bit
Did you READ the article?

631.10.2007 2:14

Quote:
Originally posted by jetyi83:
i hate apple and i think steve jobs is extremely greedy.

not consumer friendly one bit
Did you READ the article?
I was wondering the same thing..

71.11.2007 12:41

Apple is not so bad, its still 50-80% more than I am willing to pay but tis a start.

'f' ucker can't quite understand that you can not sell/sale/sail eps at 1/3rd or 1/4th the price of a DVD no in order to do be able to sell/sale/sail(starts singing the YMCA) you need to price lower, more like 1/8th or 1/16th.

81.11.2007 13:59

yeah i did read the article.. jobs lies to consumers then markets it like he is making great decisions.

first of all he markets his decision saying they wanted to charge 5 bucks, when zucker says 3. just listen to some of his statements, jobs is a greedy piece o sht.


to reiterate. i hate apple.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Nov 2007 @ 13:59

92.11.2007 0:58

I don't think either one of them would know the truth even if it came up and bit them on the ass. But I trust Zucker less than Jobs.

103.11.2007 12:18
ericg8
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Jobs is a capitalist, but apple has never screwed their customers like the movie and music industries routinely do. Nor have they resorted to the underhanded tactics of Sony or Microsoft, both of which are notorious for hobbling and spying on their customers.

Jobs is holding the line on inexpensive downloadable content. He is pushing for removal of DRM. His computers will run OSX, Windows XP, Vista, or even Linux.

Even if you choose never to buy an apple service or product, you should appreciate that they coninually push the respective industries from a techological perspective, as well as a consumer friendly one.

1111.11.2007 16:16

Just because apple was smart enough to come up with this concept this does not mean everyone can have a bite of the apple.

1211.11.2007 20:29

I forgot to mention that even at $ 1.99 each for TV show episode downloads it costs more than buying the box set. I don't know about the rest of the forum but I'll wait until the stores like Wally World start discounting the box sets. Forget about Best Buy, Circuit City, and similar stores their prices start at $ 49.95 and up for box sets with most at $ 59.95. The executives need to get a clue but I guess thats nearly impossible when they have a rectal-cranial inversion.

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