TV shows to cost 79p on iTunes?

Apple could be slashing prices of TV shows when it launches the iPad in March.In a move that could see iTunes finally doing for TV what it did for mus

Apple could be slashing prices of TV shows when it launches the iPad in March.

In a move that could see iTunes finally doing for TV what it did for music, downloads could be sold for $1 per episode, the same cost as a song. That’s 79p, if we use Apple’s, erm, "quirky" bureau de change.

Days after Warner CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr confirmed that hiking prices on iTunes had slowed sales, the Financial Times claims that "months of negotiations" led to the network deal. Apple, naturally enough, is keeping schtum.

It may be a deciding factor for dithering would-be iPad buyers, particularly people put off by the recent reaction of book publishers who are trying to push the price of eBooks up in anticipation of Apple’s new wunderkind.

What do you think? Does the prospect of paying 79p for an episode of Lost make you more likely to fork out for one of Mr Jobs’ tablets? How much do you want to pay for TV and movie downloads? Pin up a comment below.