updated 08:05 am EDT, Wed April 2, 2008
TV Shows iTunes Germany
Apple on Wednesday marked the official launch of TV shows on iTunes Germany, expanding the availability of such programming further into Europe. The mix includes a combination of top German-made TV shows such as Stromberg and Tramitz and Friends as well as a select number of American shows, including Lost and South Park. A total of 35 shows mark a "great start" to the launch of TV shows in the country, according to Apple's iTunes VP, Eddy Cue. As with past unveilings, TV shows can be purchased from an Apple TV, Mac, or PC and played back on these devices as well as iPhones and iPods.
Significantly, however, Apple notes that pricing on TV shows varies and that individual episodes will cost between €1.99 and €2.49 each. Apple has allowed variable pricing for long-form TV content for other countries in its recent past but has typically asked a fixed price for most standard-length programming.