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Official Netflix app will stream to iPad

Many iPad owners will use their devices to watch television shows and movies. Netflix and ABC want to make that easy with their official iPad apps. And no, this is not an April Fools prank. Appadvice has posted screenshots and details of how the subscription will work. The app will be free and a...

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iPad the star of Modern Family

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the latest episode of Modern Family. You have been warned. One of my favorite TV shows, Modern Family, was all about the iPad tonight, just days before the big release. The main character, Phil Dunphy, is thrilled at the prospect of receiving an iPa...

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation wants to be on the iPad

ABC is making moves to bring their content to the iPad, but before you get all excited about seeing the Lost conclusion on Apple's tablet, let us point out that we're talking about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, not the guys who write Jimmy Kimmel's checks. The down-under version has told ...

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WSJ: Apple likely to push TV subscription option in 2010

The WSJ and the New York Times, among other outlets, are reporting that Apple is in preliminary discussions with ABC and CBS (at a minimum) about a possible subscription plan arrangement for broadcast and cable TV channels. This idea was noted by All Things D in November, which cited a target price ...

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Woz is set for his Dancing with the Stars debut

ABC has released a promo picture of Woz and his dancing partner in the upcoming series of Dancing with the Stars, and it is amazing. Woz is looking good. I thought about photoshopping a pimp hat and a cane into his hands, but frankly, he doesn't need it. That man can rock a pink shirt like no one ...

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Scrubs on iTunes?

As several readers have pointed out, the latest episodes of Scrubs (which started its final *sniff* season last week) are available on iTunes. But how can that be, Scrubs airs on NBC? Yes, yes - but thanks to the magic of large media conglomerates, Scrubs is not actually an NBC show. Scrubs is owne...

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ABC pushing broadcast, their own site, vs. iTS purchases

Mac Zone has a post concerning ABC's insertion of 30 seconds of network-pimping ads in the Lost season 3 premiere (iTS link) purchased from the iTS. While the first 8 second spot is just a harmless network ID badge, the second spot (at the end of the vid) advertises watching Lost on a full-fledged ...

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ABCs million-download giveaway

It's promo time! In an attempt to woo new customers ABC is giving away free copies of last season's finales of Lost, Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy [iTunes link]. One million of 'em, in fact. If you've been wanting to try out that shiny new iPod you just bought, here's your no-risk opportun...

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More people watch free ABC stream than download from iTunes

Do you remember way back in May when we told you that ABC was experimenting with streaming some of their primetime shows on the web for free (with commercials, of course). It looks like the experiment was a success because according to ABC the streaming shows were viewed 11 million times in 2 month...

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ABC launches free streaming experiment

Starting today through June 30th, ABC is experimenting with streaming some of their primetime shows on the web, for free. Now, you will have to watch ads (though you do that when you watch these shows on TV, so that isn't a deal breaker for me) and you'll have to watch them on your computer. The go...

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Washington Post on Apple and product placement

The Washington Post has an interesting article about all the 'free' product placement Apple has apparently received in TV shows and movies in recent years. The article states that Apple doesn't pay for all that publicity, but the company won't discuss how their products end up helping CSIs track dow...

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NBC and ABC gets higher ratings thanks to iTunes

NBC is seeing great ratings for The Office, and they think that the iTunes Music Store is part of the reason. It is the most downloaded of all NBC material on iTunes, and it is consistently the top downloaded TV show. ABC is also seeing similar gains with their shows that are available on iTunes. D...

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Commander in Chief latest TV show added to iTunes

NBC said there were more shows on the way, however, here comes Geena Davis in Commander in Chief to prove that ABC isn't taking the iTunes Music Store lightly. That's right folks, everyone's favorite drama on ABC about a woman president is now available for download via iTunes.The pricing remains th...

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