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Report: Apple to launch iTunes video sales in Europe

Apple plans to launch iTunes Store video sales this spring in Europe, according to Luxembourg’s economy minister. “Apple is going to extend its electronic retail activities in Luxembourg by launching this coming spring its iTunes video platform for the sale of videos in Europe,” said Luxembourg economy minister Jeannot Krecke. “It will provide full-length television series in various European countries.” Krecke said Apple has been in discussions “for several months” with Luxembourg authorities. Apple reportedly chose the small country because VAT is low for online services by European standards. Other U.S. companies, such as Amazon and AOL, have also set up their European operations in Luxembourg. Apple has been selling video content in the U.S. since October 2005. [Thanks, MacGeneration.]

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Comments

1

Apparently Canada consists of chopped liver.

Posted by ahMEmon on January 30, 2007 at 3:06 PM (PDT)

2

...and so is Australia. I’m not holding my breath considering how long it took to get the MUSIC store here.

Posted by jonathanpoh on January 30, 2007 at 3:10 PM (PDT)

3

jonathanpoh, I know the feeling.  We waited even longer here in NZ.  An Apple TV sounds like a good proposition to me, but it would mean I would have to rip my own mainstream video content.

Posted by Allister on January 30, 2007 at 4:58 PM (PDT)

4

...whatever….

Anyway…lets hope this launch coincides with higher definition content in the good ol’ USA.  Come on Apple, let’s make that AppleTV worth the money.

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on January 30, 2007 at 7:45 PM (PDT)

5

Why the heck is Canada not getting any iTunes Store video love from Cupertino.

Posted by ipodguy on January 30, 2007 at 10:07 PM (PDT)

6

Yeah, what the h@ll is going on with iTunes Canada Apple?  We watch the same frigin’ tv shows which air at the same time.  Figure it out and sell video content.  What’s the point of video iPods and Apple TV if we can’t even buy video content on other stores?  This should be a huge priority.

Posted by canadan on January 31, 2007 at 6:08 PM (PDT)

7

Yeah, what the h@ll is going on with iTunes Canada Apple?  We watch the same frigin’ tv shows which air at the same time.  Figure it out and sell video content.  What’s the point of video iPods and Apple TV if we can’t even buy video content on other stores?  This should be a huge priority.

Posted by canadan on January 31, 2007 at 6:08 PM (PDT)

8

Yeah what is going on with iTS canada… We still don’t have shows or even movies. Just crappy music videos… Come on apple… If europe gets it why don’t we? We are closer…

Posted by Syrup on January 31, 2007 at 8:54 PM (PDT)

9

Guys, they go to those places first with the biggest market, which is a bit ironic since the european market is a hell of a lot bigger than the american, but oh well… your turn will come :D

Posted by DaWickedBird on February 1, 2007 at 7:29 AM (PDT)

10

I guess Canadians are forced to pirate shows and movies until they have the option of buying them.  What else would they do with their video iPods?

Posted by Phronk on February 4, 2007 at 7:47 AM (PDT)

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