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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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