News: NBC to Sell Shows Through Amazon
Amazon.com Inc. and NBC Universal said that episodes of programs such as "The Office" and "Heroes" are currently available for $1.99 on Unbox, and that new episodes will be added to the site they day after they air. Customers will be able to buy an entire season of a show at once.
Free pilot episodes of NBC's new fall shows, such as "Bionic Woman" and "Chuck," will appear starting Sept. 10.
The NBC content can be played, without commercials, on the computer screen, or on a TV through a Web-enabled TiVo set-top box.
On Friday, Apple said it will not sell any of NBC's programs for this fall season on iTunes. NBC and Apple have a contract that expires at the end of the year; Apple said NBC wanted to raise the prices for its content, a claim NBC has denied.
Courtesy: WKYC.com/Associated Press