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ESPN relents to complaints, offers TV ads for free

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2006
News Categories: iTunes

Following complaints from several customers, ESPN is now offering its SportsCenter TV commercials on the iTunes Music Store for free. The short ads, recently added to iTunes along with a bulk of ESPN/ABC Sports programming, were previously being sold for $1.99 each despite being advertisements for the network and most being less than 30 seconds long. Six ads were originally offered, but only three remain as free downloads.

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Comments

1

I’m not sure I understand the problem here in the first place… It’s not like people were FORCED to buy these 30-second clips.  If people are stupid enough to buy a 30-second *commercial* for $1.99, that’s their problem, not ESPN’s.

Posted by m. sherman on January 31, 2006 at 8:47 AM (PDT)

2

Well, it was insulting that they put them up for sale on there in the first place.  It gives both ESPN and iTunes a bad name by offering a rip off like that for sale on the store to begin with.

Posted by RC on January 31, 2006 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

3

Agreed. You can not buy something and still complain about the unfair pricing.

Posted by Shaun on January 31, 2006 at 10:42 AM (PDT)

4

but you can complain about unfair pricing and selling people commercials without purchasing them.

Posted by zip22 on January 31, 2006 at 11:05 AM (PDT)

5

Right On Zip

Posted by Anthony Manniello on January 31, 2006 at 1:25 PM (PDT)

6

BTW, if anyone is interested, you can still download all six for free (the article above says only three remain.

Just view all of the reviews and you magically have access to all six!

Have fun.

Posted by asicola on January 31, 2006 at 11:46 PM (PDT)

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