NBC announced yesterday that its shows will be available for downloading on Amazon after a disagreement over pricing led to the collapse of a deal with iTunes. Apple accused NBC of wanting to double its prices, but the network insisted it simply sought more flexibility. Shows will be available on Amazon Unbox the day after they air, but there's no word yet on pricing.
Customers will be able to buy shows like "The Office," "Heroes," "30 Rock" and "Law and Order." But unlike iTunes, which is compatible with both Macs and PCs, Amazon Unbox currently only supports PCs running Windows XP. Amazon also tends to charge more for new releases than for older ones, while iTunes charges a flat $1.99 for all shows.