Feeling shafted by NBC’s proposed $4.99 an episode price hike that got their new fall season kicked out of iTunes?
Kevin Wick has been kind enough to look up the contact information for the NBC Executives that are key to getting this situation reversed.
Amy Zelvin, NBC Universal Digital Media Communications, (212) 664-7436 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Libonati, NBC Universal Television Group Publicity, (818) 840-3050 email@example.com
(edit) Some additions-
Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal (212) 664-4444 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio email@example.com
Now, please don’t call these people and threaten them, cuss them, or yell at them. That’s not going to get anything accomplished.
If, however, you want to politely let them know how you feel about their suggested price increase, and subsequent removal from iTunes, it might actually have some affect.
If enough people call, NBC just might listen…you never know.
I just called and emailed.
Here are the cell phone numbers too…
Amy Zelvin 646-678-0575
Joe Libonati 818-399-2092
And most of them have blackberrys. Let’s make sure they have a nice holiday weekend by kindly asking them to keep the shows on iTunes.
thanks I just emailed them. politely.
Here’s what I wrote to NBC:
Dear NBC Executives:
I am writing to give you an example of why your pending divorce from iTunes is a very, very bad idea.
When â€œHeroesâ€ was first broadcast last Fall, I consistently missed it. It fell on a night of the week when I had other obligations, and I didnâ€™t have a reason to move those obligations for a new show about which I knew little and cared less. So, when the buzz around â€œHeroesâ€ started, I didnâ€™t have an easy way of catching up on episodes and discovering for myself what a terrific show it is.
Enter iTunes. With an iTunes gift card given to me on my birthday by my wife, I began downloading episodes from the iTunes store, watching them on my computer, and then watching them again with my wife. I became a huge fan of the show, as did my wife. Neither of us would have bothered had it not been for iTunes.
What we would not have done, would have been to use another, more difficult, more time consuming, and more expensive alternative to access the shows. It was the ease, speed, convenience, and particularly the PRICE of the iTunes episodes that made it worthwhile for us to catch up on a show that, now that I have seen the whole first season, I consider to be one of the most innovative and imaginative shows on television. I could say the same for â€œBattlestar Gallactica,â€ which I would never have been able to watch at all (lacking SciFi Channel), were it not for iTunes downloads. Through iTunes, I had the chance to watch the free summary episode of the first two seasons, which convinced me to by it on DVD.
If you proceed with your plans to break ties with Apple over the price of iTunes downloads, you will lose me, and other customers like me, who have come to know some of your best shows because of iTunes. I hope that as you consider your course of action, you take this into account.
DON’T reply to NBC. Let them shoot themselves in the foot. I don’t listen to broadcast radio anymore (only podcasts) and I don’t get cable or any broadcast TV. If it’s not on iTunes, it doesn’t exist. I don’t have time to watch/listen to all the stuff on itunes now! If some greedy lawyers want to hog their precious crappy TV shows, who cares? There plenty of other stuff to watch.
hurry! get rid of leno!!!!!!you have ruined primetime.I don’t watch leno and so called comedies…….action and adventure,suspence bring back southland…trauma…I dont watch reality shows..dancing and shows about weight loss…..go chuck!
don’t cancel law & order, love sam waterston, actually like rem of cast changing as in normal life