Heroes S02E11 – Powerless

5 12 2007

It’s 1am and I just finished watching the end of Volume 2 of Heroes. Now that is how you end a season, all is forgiven for the lacklustre season 1 finale that the UK was subjected to tonight!

The great thing about Heroes is that anyone can go at any time, although this is tempered by the fact that Claire’s blood can bring anyone back from the dead.

Can I just ask someone to confirm that NBC showed the alternative ending tonight, and that Volume 3 will continue next September?

watch the Sylar-heavy teaser for Volume 3 after the jumparoo..

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NBC pull out of the itunes store

31 08 2007

Now that is a shame. I know I said this last year, but with the advent of high-def downloads almost upon us, this was going to be the season that I bought an Apple TV, paid Steve Jobs for a season pass and watched season 2 of Heroes and season 4 of The Office legitimately.

NBC accounted for 40% of the TV sales on the itunes store. Now, without knowing the details, they have turned thousands back to bittorrent, and lost a tiny portion of revenue themselves. According to reports, they wanted higher prices for new shows and lower prices for old ones, as well as a tighter DRM restrictions. Wow, thats a lot of demanding from a failing network. Oh well. Hopefully NBC Universal’s joint venture with Fox, Hulu, will get them where they want to be in the online video world. Or not.

On a related note, NBC’s hottest property of the moment, Heroes, has sent the cast and crew on a world tour. For video of Last nights London press conference at the Gherkin, click here.

¬†UPDATE:- Apple have released statement, saying they will withdraw NBC shows from the itunes store before the new season starts next month. They note that NBC were trying to get them to raise the wholesale price for each show, meaning Apple would have had to charge $4.99 per episode next season. Are NBC crazy??? Are they now going to take down every bittorrent tracker on the internet? Because that is the only way they will regain any revenue from this debacle. Why can’t Apple and companies called Universal get along?