ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC Offer Incredible Lineup of Programming in Stunning HD on the iTunes Store
iTunes Tops 200 Million TV Episodes Sold, Including Over One Million HD
CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 16 -- Apple(R) today
announced that all four of the major networks are offering primetime
programs in stunning high definition on the iTunes(R) Store
(http://www.itunes.com), including viewer favorites "Grey's Anatomy" and
"Lost" from ABC, "CSI" and "CSI: Miami" from CBS, "Bones" and "Prison
Break" airing on FOX, and "Heroes" and "The Office" from NBC Universal. The
iTunes Store is the world's most popular online TV store with over 200
million TV episodes sold, including more than one million HD episodes
purchased since the launch of HD programming on iTunes last month.
"We've got an incredible Fall 2008 TV lineup with over 70 primetime
comedies and dramas, including many of the most popular shows on TV in
stunning HD," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Internet Services.
"With over 200 million episodes sold, iTunes customers have proven they
love watching television on their computer, iPod, iPhone and TV with Apple
The iTunes Store features the world's largest online catalog of TV
programs with over 70 primetime comedies and dramas from the major networks
and television programs from over 70 cable networks including Bravo, Comedy
Central, Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, Sci Fi, Showtime
and USA. Standard definition television shows on the iTunes Store are $1.99
per episode, while HD programs from ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX are $2.99 per
episode. Many series offer a season pass option which allows customers to
purchase entire seasons at a discounted price.
The list of HD programs now available on the iTunes Store includes
ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Dirty Sexy Money,"
"Eli Stone," "Grey's Anatomy," "Life on Mars," "Lost," "Private Practice,"
"Samantha Who?" and "Ugly Betty." CBS programming includes "CSI," "CSI:
Miami," "CSI: New York," "NCIS" and "Numb3rs." FOX shows include "Bones,"
"House," "Prison Break" and "Sons of Anarchy," which airs on FX. NBC shows
include "30 Rock," "Heroes," "Kath & Kim," "Knight Rider," "Law & Order:
SVU," "Life," "Lipstick Jungle," "My Own Worst Enemy" and "The Office," and
SCI FI Channel's "Battlestar Galactica" and "Eureka," and USA Network's "In
Plain Sight," "Monk," "Psych" and "The Starter Wife."
The iTunes Store is the world's most popular online music, TV and movie
store with a catalog of over eight million songs, over 30,000 TV episodes
and over 2,500 films including 600 in stunning high definition video. With
Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as iTunes Movie
Rentals, integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, the ability
to turn previously purchased tracks into complete albums at a reduced
price, and seamless integration with iPod(R) and iPhone(TM), the iTunes
Store is the best way for Mac(R) and PC users to legally discover, purchase
and download music and video online.
Pricing & Availability
iTunes 8 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available
as a free download from (http://www.itunes.com). Purchase and download of
songs and videos from the iTunes Store requires a valid credit card from a
financial institution in the country of purchase. Video availability varies
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with
its award- winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and
professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media
revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online
store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary
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