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DMGI to offer audio, video content on iTunes

updated 12:50 pm EST, Wed January 24, 2007

DMGI content on iTunes

Digital Music Group today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Apple, and has appointed Apple as a reseller of its audio-visual files owned and/or controlled by DMGI. Apple now serves as a reseller of TV programs, feature length movies, shorts, and specialty content, according to DMGI. Apple, meanwhile, has agreed to pay DMGI fixed wholesale prices for each video download during the term of the agreement, under which DMGI is generally responsible for all royalties and third party payments due with respect to the exploitation of its video content. Apple is to provide monthly sales reports to DMGI and make payments based on those reports. The agreement took effect on January 19th of this year, and stands to span for 36 months from the launch of DMGI's video content on iTunes alongside any renewals or extensions of that content. The deal will add hundreds of thousands of musical tracks as well as thousands of hours of TV, film, and video content to iTunes.

Video content that Apple will add to iTunes includes:

  • I Spy (82 episodes)
  • Daniel Boone (165 episodes)
  • My Favorite Martian (107 episodes)
  • The Invisible Man (26 episodes)
  • The Cisco Kid (156 episodes)
  • Peter Gunn (114 episodes)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (113 episodes)
  • The Gumby Show (110 episodes)
  • Gumby Adventures (116 episodes)
  • The Shari Show (26 episodes)
  • Clutch Cargo (52 episodes)
  • Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse (125 episodes)
  • Sam Kinison's HBO Specials (5 hours)
  • Cheech Marin and Friends Live from South Beach
  • Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man and Afros and Bellbottoms
  • Steve Harvey: Don't Trip, He Ain't Through with Me Yet
  • Bizarre, a popular comedy/variety show starring John Byner and
    featuring the stunts and antics of "Super Dave" Osborne (150 episodes)
  • More than 40 hours of historic content and documentaries including:
    • The Great Inventors
    • The Korean War In Color
    • World War II in Color
    • Kamikaze in Color
    • Greatest US Space Liftoffs
    • Greatest Soviet Space Liftoffs
    • Soviet Space Disasters
    • historic speeches by Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon
      Johnson, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon
    • historic newsreels from the mid-1920s to the mid-1960s
  • Hopalong Cassidy (52 episodes and 60 feature length films)
  • 13 feature-length films adapted from the Zane Grey series




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  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    good move

    This is the kind of content that is perfect for Digital download. Movie studios should be putting all their out-of-print content on iTunes, and the same goes for music studios. The only content I ever downloaded without paying was content I could not buy anywhere.

  1. doctor9

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    OMG!!!

    Gumby Show!!!!!!!!!!

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    wow

    There are 60 feature-length Hopalong Cassidy films?

  1. jstephe

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    iTunes Video & TV Canada

    now if we could only get these in Canada.

    I don't understand this we can watch these TV show on out TVs in Canada but not from iTunes, is the CRTC holding this up? And if so why, they don't regulate DVDs so why would they as a digital download?

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