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CBS, Fox to offer free TV shows on iTunes

updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu September 20, 2007

Free CBS, Fox TV shows

CBS and Fox are both planning to offer season premiers of select hit TV shows for free on iTunes, despite NBC's decision to pull its own content from Apple's digital storefront. Fox's K-Ville and Prison Break hit drama series premieres will accompany CBS's The Big Bang Theory as free offerings from Apple's iTunes Store this fall. K-Ville is a police drama series set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, while Prison Break details the dramatic efforts of prisoners in a U.S. detention center as they plan their elaborate escape in a third season. NBC recently announced that it would make many of its hit TV shows available for free via its own site without the help of the iTunes Store in October, but admitted that a Mac version of its viewing software will not be available until an unspecified later date. Meanwhile CBS expressed happiness with its current iTunes arrangement after News Corp. affirmed its loyalty to the iTunes Store earlier this month.

by MacNN Staff





  1. MacnnGregor

    Joined: Dec 1969



    CBS had to wait for News Corp to say yes, and NBC said no only after its daddy, Universal, had problems with negotiations on the music end.

    I hope we wake up to the problem with a consolidated media industry and realize that our news is coming from these jokers. The most important elements to Democracy are an accessible system and an educated electorate. America is losing diversity on both fronts and that is more alarming/threatening to this country than terrorists toppling our way of life.

    Sorry to interject politics, but really these issues are related when it comes to public education and opinion and a rational civil discourse.

  1. pt123

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Free works for me, even if we have to watch some advertisements. Hey, how else are you suppose to catch those new Apple commercials?

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Yes, except if you are a Mac user you cannot watch NBC's offerings.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    only 5 people.....

    are going to download NBCs crap_

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