updated 08:45 am EDT, Thu June 8, 2006
CBS programming on iTunes
CBS Corporation and Apple today announced that prime time programming from The CBS Television Network is now available on the iTunes Music Store, which has sold over 30 million videos to day. The expanded CBS lineups includes the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Survivor," the popular dramas "NUMB3RS" and "NCIS" and several top-rated CSI programs: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami," and "CSI: NY." iTunes now offers over 100 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod. Apple also said it that iTunes was he world's most popular online video store online video store with over 30 million videos sold. The new CBS offerings include episodes from the just-completed 2005/2006 season, and earlier for some series, as well as the upcoming season which starts in September. New episodes in the fall will be available on iTunes the day after they appear on the network.
"We're thrilled to bring award-winning shows from CBS to the iTunes Music Store," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "We think viewers are going to love being able to download their favorite episodes of hits such as 'CSI' and 'Survivor' for viewing on their computer or iPod."
Earlier this year, CBS Sports made the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament available on iTunes, and Showtime, which is a division of CBS Corporation, brought iTunes customers two of their most popular series: "Sleeper Cell" and "Weeds."
"We're bringing popular and acclaimed programs from the most watched television network -- including 'CSI' and 'Survivor' -- to iTunes," said Larry Kramer, president, CBS Digital Media. "iTunes has proven that people enjoy viewing shows on their computer or iPod, which provides an opportunity to reach new audiences with our hit shows and gives our existing viewers a chance to catch up on missed episodes."
Television shows are available in the US only, and video availability varies by country. Television shows are $1.99 (US) per episode, and music videos and short films are $1.99 (US) each as well.