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New take on home entertainment

Along with a recent announcement that the iTunes Store now contains dozens of movies from Walt Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained that the films can be purchased for download to watch on computers, iPods and - what's really of note - soon on Apple's iTV player too. (FYI, that won't be the final product name, it's just the current internal code name. Wouldn't want to get it confused with the mega British TV network.) The iTV hardware is set to hit consumers early next year at a price of US$299, and will stream content wirelessly between televisions and computers, offering a connection from computer to home entertainment systems. With Apple pushing consumers to handheld technologies of late, let's see if viewers bite at this new offering. AA
October 1, 2006

Along with a recent announcement that the iTunes Store now contains dozens of movies from Walt Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained that the films can be purchased for download to watch on computers, iPods and – what’s really of note – soon on Apple’s iTV player too. (FYI, that won’t be the final product name, it’s just the current internal code name. Wouldn’t want to get it confused with the mega British TV network.) The iTV hardware is set to hit consumers early next year at a price of US$299, and will stream content wirelessly between televisions and computers, offering a connection from computer to home entertainment systems. With Apple pushing consumers to handheld technologies of late, let’s see if viewers bite at this new offering.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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