Originally Posted by Ted Todorov
I understand that, but the fact that not a single talk show (unless you want stuff like the Daily Show to count as talk) has made it to iTunes leads me to believe that there is some additional obstacle/lack of interest from one side or the other.
Weekly Highlights of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon are available in the US iTunes store at $1.99/$2.99 for each weekly highlight.
I can take some wild uniformed guesses why the rest of the talk shows aren't on -->
Take The Jay Leno Show as an example
The $1.99 price floor gets expensive at 5 eps a week. There may be contractual or cost reasons why Apple won't go < $1.99
iTunes revenue is a small portion of the revenue pie. Apple doesn't have the power to force a producer to agree to distribution.
If Leno doesn't want to be on iTunes it won't happen.
If NBC's advertisers don't want the show on iTunes it won't happen either.Hulu.
NBC Universal is one of the owners.