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Apple TV only makes it halfway to 1000 movie goal for February

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 06 Mar 2008 0:38

Apple TV only makes it halfway to 1000 movie goal for February In January, when Steve Jobs announced details of a new and improved Apple service he said the company would have 1,000 movies available by the end of Februrary. Now that Februrary has come and gone some people are wondering why the actual number appears to be somewhere below 500.
Apparently Steve Jobs is blaming Hollywood, or at least that's what he reportedly told shareholders at the company's annual meeting. According to the Associated Press he said at that meeting that he's "not happy" with the speed at which studios have arranged for all required parties to sign off on distribution rights.

The good news for Apple is they're much closer to their HD goal. Jobs' January prediction was for 100 HD movies to be available for Apple TV. The actual number appears to be 98. That's certainly within a reasonable margin of error by almost anyone's standards.

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