Microsoft has started offering television shows on the Zune, two years Apple introduced it for its famous iPod, in an attempt to gain some market share.
But, it may have already gain one point against Apple; it has the programming lineup of NBC Universal, who pulled out of Apple late last year over pricing. NBC Universal has now offered its programming in many other outlets competing with Apple.
Shows from NBC, USA Network, Telemundo and many of its other properties will join more than 800 episodes of Comedy Central’s "South Park" and MTV’s "The Hills", both from Viacom.
The pricing structure has been revealed to be the equivalent of $1.99 in Microsoft Points that have to be purchased in advance. Microsoft Points are used in the Zune and Xbox 360 Marketplace to buy games, videos and music.