Apple has posted a QuickTime stream and photo gallery from last night's announcements by CEO Steve Jobs.

The company revealed the video iPod, iTunes 6 and the all-new iMac G5 media centre during the event.

Online video inflection point

The QuickTime movie features a series of moments likely in future to be remembered as a turning point for legitimate video content entering the online world.

While others have been attempting to gain traction in the industry, no one yet has been able to arrange such a massive partnership to bring high-quality content to the space.

Apple has reached deals with music companies, television companies, and - showing his willingness to practice what he preaches - with Jobs' own company, Pixar.

Other companies will inevitably follow.

Apple forges further

On the move to video - who was in fine humorous form for the presentation - asked: "This is amazing, but what does it all mean?"

He explained: "I think there is something bigger here today. Yesterday, you could buy music online, listen to it and carry it with you. That took years of work to put the infrastructure in place.

"Today, we have travelled a great distance. Now you can buy, carry and watch video and television. A lot of people have worked very hard to put this infrastructure together."

Apple is making five ABC television shows available to buy through iTunes 6 in the US.

"It's never been done before, where you could buy hit TV shows and buy them online the day after they're shown," said Jobs,

Disney, Pixar, Apple, - it's ABC

Introducing this step, Apple CEO observed: "ABC is owned by Disney", and wryly added, "I know these people". He then introduced Disney's highest-ranking executive to the stage.

In another moment, Disney CEO Bob Iger said: "We are excited at the opportunity technology presents to reach more people.

"This is the interconnection of great content with great technology. We believe this is a breakthrough," he said.

"This is the first giant step to making more content available to more people online.

"It's the future, as far as Disney is concerned," he added, "I think this is the start of something really big."

Disney's leader also referred to the Pixar/Disney relationship, saying: "It's great to be here to announce an extension of the relationship ...with Apple," before quickly adding, "Not with Pixar, with Apple. Maybe another time; we'll see."

The current deal between Pixar and Disney ends with the next Pixar release, "Cars", next year. Talks to renew the deal hit a wall in early 2004, with Jobs publicly falling-out with the then Disney chief Michael Eisner.

Video is a 'bonus'

Despite the furore surrounding the introduction of portable video to Apple's media centre paradigm, Jobs last night stressed the early nature of this new market, calling video "a bonus" for iPod owners - a statement he repeated three times.

The implication is that the iPod remains primarily a music player, but now has extra features, rather than that video is the primary sales drive for the product.

Eminem 'n' Apple in hip/hop happening

Jobs also introduced a new silhouette advertisement that the company has been working on for some time - featuring rapper Eminem.

"We have been working on this ad for two and a half years, Jobs said.

Eminem originally took Apple to court for using his songs in ads without permission. This news implies that dispute between Jobs and Eminem is over.