ITV’s ‘Coronation Street’ TV show coming to Apple’s UK iTunes Store?

“It began in black and white almost half a century ago when the nearest thing to a fashion accessory was Ena Sharples’ hairnet. Now Coronation Street is on course to join the iPod generation as part of a new era in digital broadcasting,” Ian Wylie reports for Manchester Online. “ITV chief executive Charles Allen says TV bosses are thinking about making episodes of the soap, and other top programmes, available to view on video iPods. ‘It is well within our capability to do that,’ he added.”

“Video iPod owners in America can already download hundreds of television shows, including Desperate Housewives and The Office, for around £1.50 an episode. ITV executives want to offer digital versions of series such as Coronation Street as they look to the future of mobile phones, hand-held digital video players and the internet,” Wylie reports. “The BBC and ITV are also teaming up for what is described as a “multicasting trial” to broadcast their main channels over the internet.”

Full article here.

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  1. This will put AAPL stock back in the green!

    Speaking of which, MDN hasn’t had any stock articles lately. Why is that? I’m watching my savings erode daily. At this rate, anything Apple announces on their 30th birthday (April 1st) won’t be enough to recover the losses.

    And the April 15 tax deadline looms for many who are counting on profit-taking to cover their due…

    Still Piper Jeffray thinks there is something good to wait for…

  2. It was banned in my house! Used to annoy my Dad no-end. Thought it was too working class. But then he didn’t like Monty Python cos it humor for the Grammer school boys. Oh what to be a working class lad growing up in WWII London and make it into the middle class as an adult.

  3. Backstabbing Bastards “Now will all you Brits shut your brown chiclet-lined pie holes?”

    What’s the source of the vehemence? That the Home Nations want more features on iTMS or something deeper? Hatred isn’t healthy. Learn to lighten up.

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