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Disney sells 23.7 million TV shows, 2 million movies via iTunes

During a conference call discussing second quarter earnings, Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger revealed that the company has sold around 23.7 million TV episodes and 2 million movies through Apple’s iTunes Store. The company’s offerings include hit TV programs such as “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives,” as well as films such as the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series and the entire Disney/Pixar library.

“The sales of movies and TV shows on iTunes is pretty much concentrated on what I will call the big titles,” Iger said during the call with analysts. “So on the television side, you just have to look at the charts on iTunes and you can see, but for the most part you are looking at Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives leading the pack. And on the movie side, just as you would expect, Pirates and Cars led the way in terms of titles. We’ve done well with some other movies too, but people are flocking primarily to the top titles, and also to what I will call new titles, since right now we are the only studio making current titles available, we pretty much have the market to ourselves on iTunes.”

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I think that its cool that Apple is pushing the movie media format and offering an end to end solution.

But until they offer true DVD resolution (720x480) with 5.1 sound, I’ll stay with DVD’s.

Don’t see why they can’t do this.  Beef up the next video ipod (next gen is to have Nvidia video chip) and add Dolby Digital Live to AppleTV

Posted by jntaylor on May 9, 2007 at 11:41 AM (CDT)


I’m just hoping that for movies they do rentals and for tv shows they do something *other* than purchases - I really don’t care to *own* most tv show episodes.

Posted by Jeremy on May 9, 2007 at 12:07 PM (CDT)


I agree Jeremy, an itunes movie rental would be great and I would certainly use it.

Im not a dvd buyer, and if I buy a movie from itunes its because I want to watch it, not own it.

Posted by unreal on May 9, 2007 at 1:54 PM (CDT)


I would be all over a monthly fee for rentals. Make em so they can only play off ipod or AppleTv. Netflex does it by sending DVD’s in the mail why can’t Itunes do it over the internet.

Posted by Shameless1 on May 9, 2007 at 1:56 PM (CDT)

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