NBC Reverses Stance on iPad Viewing

Apr 2, 2010  •  Post A Comment

A day after Apple revealed that the iPad would include free streaming of CBS and ABC programs and NBC was anticipated to follow their lead, NBC has decided not to play ball, reports the New York Times.

NBC will now block the viewing of full episodes of its shows on iPads. The reason for the network’s move is believed to be part of its overall philosophy to make viewers pay for content via Apple’s iTunes store rather than receive programming for free. 


  1. Arghh damn ipad.. have to say, I’ve been entirely unimpressed with this device in the run-up to release, but in reading this review, I was actually swayed for the first time and felt the impulse to go out and buy one. I won’t… yet… not until they can cram a few more of the missing features into a future release. I really need a digitizer/stylus for note-taking and a USB port to offload files.

  2. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  3. Awesome blog, nice writing 🙂

  4. Awesome blog, nice writing 🙂

  5. I agree.

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