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Tesco to offer digital video download store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Apr 2008 16:49 User comments (3)

Tesco to offer digital video download store The large British retailer Tesco has announced that it will be launching Tesco Downloads, a digital and video store.
The service will be similar to that of Amazon and Wal-Mart which offer a "web-based interface". The service will offer 3.3 million songs initially with about half being unprotected MP3 versions that will work with all media devices including iPods. The other 1.6 million tracks that have DRM will be available as MP3s by the end of the year, added the company.

Pricing structure is the same as it is in the UK, with 0.79 per track and 8 per full album. As an added bonus however, Tesco will "tie the online store to its physical presence and will offer clubcard points for each download that translate to discounts either on other products or content at retail shops."

The store is accessible immediately but the store will formally launch in May with the full music catalog. Movies and TV episodes will be available later in the year, promises the company.

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116.4.2008 5:16
nobrainer
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Pricing structure is the same as it is in the UK, with 0.79 per track and 8 per full album. As an added bonus however, Tesco will "tie the online store to its physical presence and will offer clubcard points for each download that translate to discounts either on other products or content at retail shops."
you can purchase the physical cd @ tescos for 9 so where is the saving for customers exactly? the physical media has always been to blame for the high prices because of pressing, carriage, storage, ect.

what weed need to find out is whether tesco are actually selling the digital media or just a licence to use it, basically an empty bag that you are not allowed to lend, sell or even give away.

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216.4.2008 5:33

Even though it's overpriced, this will be big business in the UK. Everything Tesco does seems to turn out successful and there stores are very good. They will probably bundle a handful of free tracks with every MP3 player sold.

Dave!

317.4.2008 9:09

Originally posted by dsgtrain:
Even though it's overpriced, this will be big business in the UK. Everything Tesco does seems to turn out successful and there stores are very good. They will probably bundle a handful of free tracks with every MP3 player sold.

Dave!

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whoppeee free tracks with every player sold? lets face it everyone has at some stage been and looks like will continue to be ripped off by Tesco and the music industry and the further stranglulation of anything entertaining by these companies will continue as long as people continue to support them and listen to elaborate advertising aimed at fooling you into believing that they are providing you with a service. Well have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to live without the music industry tesco, wal-mart etc I think people would find other solutions and not only that but they would be free to do so because they would not be treatened by corporate laws that protect moneygrabbers who know nothing about art or entertainment, people would simply be entertain themselves

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