ITunes & Disney Partner Up Once Again

Yesterday saw the launch of the much anticipated iTunes 7 along with new hardware including a new iPod video that will hold up to a 100 hours of video. So what makes iTunes 7 so special? Well, for Disney fans, Miramax, Touchstone, Pixar and Walt Disney films, including several classics, will not be available for purchase and download. The resolution is considered nearly DVD quality and the starting number is about 75 films.

Among the selection you can purchase are:

Prices for downloadable videos are commiserate with DVD prices ranging around $12.99 to $14.99. While these videos are only available for iTunes customers using their Mac and PCs. They can then sync the videos up onto their iPods. Steve Jobs is already planning for the future with the launch of a new piece of hardware called the iTV.

It’s an innovation that’s a long time coming, but it will allow users to view the streaming video and downloaded movies on their living room screens. This will actually make purchasing and owning iTunes movies a compatibility option for homes where the DVD can be played anywhere there is a DVD player.

The upside is that you’ll be able to save on storage space and your downloaded movies won’t get scratched or damaged. The downside is that you’ll have to purchase new hardware to enjoy that feature in your living room. Check out the new iTunes store for all the details – but I have to say – downloading movies and having streaming movies available to my television definitely appeals to the geek in me!

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Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.