Apple fritters away nets' profit margin?

Adalian, Josef
September 2007
Daily Variety;9/7/2007, Vol. 296 Issue 48, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the move of Apple Inc. to reduce the price of television (TV) show downloads in half in the U.S. According to the author, Apple argued that television studios would make more money from digital downloads under the new proposal. However, studios have been reluctant to agree due to its downgrading impact on Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) boxed sets, which are an important source of revenue for studios.


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