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Apple to Test Half-Price Charge for TV Shows on iTunes

Feb 11, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Apple is expected to test a price drop for episodes of TV shows downloaded through iTunes in April, which is when the company’s iPad tablet hits stores, the Financial Times reports. [Note: The Financial Time (FT) has a firewall and might ask some users to register and/or pay to see this story.) A free version is available at PCWorld.

Episodes now cost $1.99 in most cases and some would drop to $1. [Some media outlets are saying the drop will be to 99 cents.) Apple–and whatever participating media companies it gets–will be looking to see whether a lower cost results in more sales.

The FT says it’s not clear which networks have agreed to the new lower prices. Apple didn’t comment to FT about the story.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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