updated 09:10 am EDT, Tue May 9, 2006
Fox inks iTunes deal
Fox Entertainment Group (FEG) and Apple today announced that television programming from FOX, FX, SPEED, FUEL TV and 20th Century Fox Television library is now available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. The new Fox programming features 16 series including "24," "Prison Break" and "The Shield," making it the largest network debut to date on iTunes. The content deal includes current hit programming from the drama, comedy and reality genres as well several classic favorites. iTunes now offers over 90 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod. "As this partnership demonstrates, we're committed to delivering our content to consumers in as many ways as possible," said Peter Levinsohn, president, Fox Digital Media. "Today, with some of the world's premier television content, Fox is bringing unprecedented depth -- in a single launch -- to the iTunes Music Store."
Fans can now purchase current dramatic hits including FOX's "24" and "Prison Break" and FX's "The Shield;" comedies, including FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and FOX's "Stacked;" reality series, including FOX's "Unan1mous," FX's "Black. White," and "30 Days;" and favorites from the 20th Century Fox Television library, including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Firefly" and "Lost in Space." Additionally, the Fox programming will feature a variety of specialized programming from SPEED, including "Pinks," "Unique Whips" and FUEL TV's action sports diary "First Hand."
"We're thrilled to offer such a wide range of hit programming from Fox Entertainment Group on iTunes," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "Customers can now download smash hits including '24,' 'Prison Break,' and 'The Shield' from the world's most popular online video store for viewing on their computer or iPod."