Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
MPEG LA Rolls Out HEVC License
PayPal To Become An Independent Publicly Traded Company in 2015
AMD To Showcase ARM Cortex-A57-Based Hadoop on Opteron Processors
SanDisk Introduces New X300 SSD And Client SSD Upgrade Service For Corporate Environments
TSMC and ARM Announce 16nm FinFET Silicon with 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE Technology
Google To Unveil New Music Services
Europe Says Ireland Helped Apple Pay Less Taxes
Pioneer Develops Rearview Mirror Telematics Unit With LTE Connectivity
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Apple R...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 14, 2006
Apple Rules Out iPod Movies for Asia


Apple's new iTunes movie service will not be available in much of Asia and there is no prospect of its roll-out in the near future, a company spokesman said.

The California company launched the latest addition to its hugely successful Music Store online download service in the United States this week, offering scores of movies old and new owned by the Disney corporation.

But fears of piracy, which is rampant in much of Asia, and a tangle over licensing agreements with record and movie companies means the world's fastest growing digital market has been shut out.

"We cannot comment on the specifics but it is true that iTunes is not available in Asia," Tony Li, Apple's marketing director for Asia, said Wednesday. "That goes for music and movies."

In the Asia-Pacific region, iTunes is available only in Australia and Japan, the world's second largest consumer of music after the United States. Even in Japan, some labels have refused to allow their songs onto the service.

The new movie download service will allow US users to buy current movies for 12.99 dollars in the first week of release and 14.99 dollars after through the iTunes programme. Archived movies will sell for 9.99 dollars.

So far only movies from Disney -- including films from Pixar, Touchstone, and Miramax studios -- are available but other companies are in negotiation to provide content.

The plan was rolled out as Apple launched its remodelled iPod range, the world's top-selling MP3 music file player, which has notched up sales of 60 million units in the five years since it was launched.

Through iTunes, Apple has about 70 percent of the music download market.


Previous
Next
LG Philips Develops LCD Panel for Next-generation Mobiles        All News        Mobile Telcos Form New Body to Shape Post-3G World
Microsoft: Vista Europe Launch on Track     General Computing News      Intuit and Google Forge Alliance

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Europe Says Ireland Helped Apple Pay Less Taxes
iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Available in China By October 17
Apple Patches Bash Vulnerability in OS X
Europe To Probe Apple Over Irish Tax Deals
Apple Quickly Issues iOS 8.0.2 Update To Solve Issues Of Previous Release
Apple Downplays iPhone 6 Bending Reports
Apple Pulled Problematic iOS 8.0.1 Update
Apple's Touch ID Vulnerable to Hack
iOS 8 Update Causing Problems
iPhone 6 Plus Is $100 Costlier For Consumers But Less Than $16 More Expensive for Apple to Make
Future Of Apple's Beats Music Remains Uncertain
Apple iPhone Sales Top 10 Million

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .