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(The Consumerist)   Apple: You paid for season 5 of Breaking Bad ... but this is season 5.5, PAY UP   (consumerist.com) divider line 12
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5311 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 12 Aug 2013 at 7:34 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-12 07:37:16 PM  
3 votes:
Pretty sure Apple isn't the one who decides how to package and sell them.
2013-08-12 09:21:06 PM  
2 votes:
People still pay to download new movies and new TV shows from the interwebs?

Huh?  How about that?
2013-08-12 08:13:15 PM  
2 votes:
AMC is the one that split the season, not Apple. The first half of the season is up on Netflix now, so it is very much separate from the half season that is currently airing. Doctor Who also did the same thing with their split seasons as well. As someone up thread mentioned, they basically charge you $3 per episode for HD with a small discount for the season pass, so it's not like they paid for 20 episodes.
2013-08-12 08:06:46 PM  
2 votes:
Dick move. I blame Battlestar Galactica and the writers strike for this half season bullshiat.
2013-08-12 08:00:46 PM  
2 votes:
Some things are worth paying for.  Breaking Bad is one of those things.
2013-08-13 04:13:34 AM  
1 votes:

blakeosage: People still pay to download new movies and new TV shows from the interwebs?

Huh?  How about that?


You are not cool because you are a criminal.

/ stop living in the nineties and PAY for what you enjoy like a productive member of society.
2013-08-12 11:17:57 PM  
1 votes:

dstrick44: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Pretty sure Apple isn't the one who decides how to package and sell them.

Apple doesn't package and market the products they sell? Really?
This is exactly why Apple will never see another thin dime from me.


He's actually correct. They don't make the call on anything but price (and even then that's arrived at through negotiations with the providers). The content provider determines how it will be packaged and sold. Apple simply has a license to sell the product they're given. Go ahead and check it out on Amazon, PSN, or wherever you buy season passes from. They're split up the exact same way because that's how AMC has decided they want it sold. Biatching at Apple and crossing your arms and pouting isn't going to change shiat any more than whining to your cable or satellite provider that your favorite show changed time slots will. You want to see a change? Start breathing down AMC's neck over them telling everyone that this is just season 5.5 but having their VOD providers treat it like a whole new season.

whatshisname: If you buy current TV on the internet does it end up costing more than cable? At $23 for 8 shows it seems like it might.


Depends on what you watch and which route you take. My TV portion of my cable bill was $150 alone (and that was for the basic package), so $1800 a year. The only shows I have to buy season passes for are The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Bates Motel and Hannibal, so that's $125 for the year. Everything else I watch is available on Hulu Plus at $7 a month, so $84 a year. I already had two PS3s in my TV rooms to use Amazon and Hulu on and I also subscribe to Netflix to the tune of $96 a year, so my total TV expenditures for the year are $305. That's a $1500 a year savings. That's worth it to me.
2013-08-12 09:49:55 PM  
1 votes:

dstrick44: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Pretty sure Apple isn't the one who decides how to package and sell them.

Apple doesn't package and market the products they sell? Really?


Really.  The content producers do that.
2013-08-12 09:22:56 PM  
1 votes:
After all of the commercials I had to watch over the years, I figure the box owes me... I watch my BB pirated.

/I'm dying
//will never see the inside of a prison cell
2013-08-12 07:55:36 PM  
1 votes:
Pay?  snerk guffaw giggle snort
2013-08-12 07:54:23 PM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread where Apple gets blamed for doing the exact same thing as their competitors?
2013-08-12 07:41:52 PM  
1 votes:
So...I guess we're gonna see 8-episode "seasons" of popular shows more often now. They're not mistaken. They're trying to set a precedent.
 
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