According to research analysts at JPMorgan Chase, TV networks have been able to cash in big on iTunes video downloads of primetime series such as Desperate Housewives
, and Lost
. The Hollywood Reporter
The content owners take from downloading is nearly the same that a commercial-fee TV series episode generates from a DVD boxed set, according to Nielsen Entertainment analyst Larry Gerbrandt, who has done the most exhaustive analysis of on-demand program economics to date.
Of every $1.99 in iTunes download revenues, the networks are making 70%, or $1.44. Between bandwidth, iTunes infrastructure, credit card fees, the studio's cut, and royalties paid, I wonder, what's there left for Apple?
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