NBC's legal precedent: iTunes bow|
NBC broke new ground Tuesday with its legal drama "Conviction," becoming the first network to premiere a primetime series in the iTunes Music Store for free and before its televised broadcast.
As part of a multiplatform launch, iTunes users can download the Dick Wolf-produced hourlong pilot in its entirety at no cost. The promotion will extend until the show's network debut March 3, after which each episode will become available to download for $1.99 the day after it airs.
"We believe we have a youthful and energetic cast that should appeal to a new audience increasingly comfortable with this downloadable format as a viewing option, and we want to reach out to these viewers," NBC Entertainment Group CEO Jeff Zucker said.
NBC also will promote the free preview on the show's TV promos, across NBC Universal Web properties and on iTunes. The network's "The Office" is the television show most often purchased from Apple's online store.
SEO Company Zunch Communications Gains ASAR Enterprises as New Client|
One of the world’s leading search engine optimization, Website design and Microsoft Certified application development companies, Zunch Communications, Inc., announced today it has been chosen for Interactive marketing by ASAR Enterprises, Inc. a leading supplier of unique home and gift items.
Google agrees to pay $90 mln in "click fraud" suit
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Microsoft unfolds "Origami," reveals on-the-go PC
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Review: WordPerfect Office X3 Standard
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IBM, Intel, Royal Philips, SAP Tapped For DHL RFID Project
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Movielink Connects With Microsoft Corp.'s Ultra-Mobile PC
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PIN Scandal "Worst Hack Ever" Citibank Only The Start
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Incoming Nokia CEO sees US market as trendsetter
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Microsoft Sees Origami As New Breed of PC
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IBM Chief Palmisano's pay gains after PC unit sale
IBM on Thursday said Chief Executive Samuel Palmisano received a compensation package worth nearly $20 million last year, a hefty raise after he oversaw the sale of IBM's unprofitable PC business.