updated 09:00 am EST, Mon October 31, 2005
iTunes sells 1M videos
Apple today announced that its iTunes Music Store has sold more than one million videos since it began selling them on on October 12. The iTunes Music Store offers a selection of over 2,000 music videos, Pixar short films and hit TV shows for just $2 per video. Apple said that the top downloads include music videos from Michael Jackson, Fatboy Slim and Kanye West; Pixar's "For the Birds" and "Boundin'"; and episodes of ABC's hit TV shows "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives." "Selling one million videos in less than 20 days strongly suggests there is a market for legal video downloads," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Our next challenge is to broaden our content offerings, so that customers can enjoy watching more videos on their computers and new iPods."
Music videos are available from artists including Madonna, U2, Eurythmics, Coldplay and Kanye West, and animated shorts are available from Pixar. An agreement with ABC Disney also offers current and past episodes from the two most popular shows on television, "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" and the two most popular shows from Disney Channel ("That's So Raven" and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody").