I think it’s around two years since TV shows were first available on iTunes in the USA. Finally some content was made available to purchase in the UK this week. First thing you notice is how little there is – it’s all American and there’s not much off it. There’s rumours of BBC and Channel 4 content to come later but there’s nothing at the moment.
Then you notice the price. It’s high. Â£1.89 per episode. That would be Â£43.47 for Lost series 3 which sounds a lot but the whole series can be bought on iTunes for a reduced price of Â£32.99. Currently the box set is available on Amazon for Â£44.98 so there are savings to be made however it’s almost double the American price, like most things here in the UK. While I’m saying there are savings to be made on DVD’s, that’s for latest box sets only. Earlier box sets are available for much less than the iTunes price, and would you really want to pay more for lesser quality?
I’ve just spent Â£1.89 to test just how good the iTunes TV shows look. Continue reading