Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Canadian iTunes Store debuts TV shows


The pickings are a little sparse right now (and by a little, I mean there ain’t a hell of a lot besides Corner Gas, Robson Arms and South Park to choose from) but the Canadian iTunes store finally has some television content. On the one hand most of the TV I watch is from the UK, so this doesn’t do me a hell of a lot of good, but on the other hand spending $15 for a virtual box set doesn’t look like that bad of an option compared to torrenting a show for a week. Beats cable, at any rate.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

9 Responses to “ Canadian iTunes Store debuts TV shows ”

cam c. says:

I’d actually be happy about this, as I finally own an iPod, but last night I discovered a util that lets you input a Youtube URL and spits out an iPod-friendly mp4 file. Sorry, Apple. 🙂

jabberwocky says:

Gee keep it a secret why don’t you Cam Share, Well its nice that Canada’s iTunes does have TV shows, what they have is so not interesting enough for me to shell out money for what’s on there. I was hoping for more.

freyburg says:

Well don’t forget the Canadian iTunes Music store started the same way. I’m sure in a month or two there’ll be more shows.

cam c. says:

Hey, it’s no secret… I used this great site to find the utility… the site is called “Google”, and you just type in what you’re looking for, and it gives you the links! 🙂

jabberwocky says:

Yeah, I tried that I kept getting error messages with those apps mentioned as well as the sites.

freyburg says:

Grab Tubesock. It works great, and isn’t very expensive.

Jean-Paul Samson says:

You can probably do the same thing with my favourite workhorse, MPEG Streamclip, although that application is more complicated to use. Besides grabbing YouTube videos, I’ve used it to encode Xvid versions of my fav episodes of Doctor Who to play back on my Palm Treo. Plus I’ll be using it in my workflow to create a high quality NTSC DVD of “Voyage of the Damned” this Christmas.

jabberwocky says:

Itunes in the US is now selling full length Movies,

bonany says:

It’s no doubt there’ll be more shows, But I am tired of itunes.
I want to copy youtube to ipod freely just with a good software tool.

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