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iTunes Now Offers HD Programming From ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC

iTunes Now Offers HD Programming From ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC

Posted October 16, 2008 at 10:32am by iClarified
Apple today announced that all four of the major networks are offering primetime programs in stunning high definition on the iTunes Store, 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 TV."

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 and iPhone, the iTunes Store is the best way for Mac 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 (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 by country.

iTunes Now Offers HD Programming From ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC

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Kyle Flanagan
Kyle Flanagan - October 16, 2008 at 2:09pm
Need some help here. Can't connect to iTunes Store on my Vaio. What's the story on this one? Did Apple release a patch (without our knowing) blocking (Vista) access to iTunes Store. Works fine with XP Pro though!
Dan Schreiber
Dan Schreiber - October 16, 2008 at 10:54am
Where is Seinfeld? The best ever!!!
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