updated 12:25 pm EDT, Thu May 28, 2009
iTunes Canada gains HD TV
Apple has made significant improvements to its TV offerings at Canada's iTunes Store, beginning with option of HD. Selected episodes are only rendered in 720p, and cost a minimum of $3 each, but may frequently support 5.1-channel sound and will always come with an SD-quality download meant for sync with Apple handhelds. A 2GHz dual-core processor is required, whether for a Mac or a PC.
The option coincides with the introduction of several new American content providers to the service: Fox, ABC, NBC and Warner. As a result Canadians finally have access to some prominent, formerly missing TV shows, including 24, Lost, Family Guy and Battlestar Galactica. Some other notable show choices are Life, Kings and The Office. Season Pass subscriptions range in cost from $62 and $75 for HD, or $31 and $54 for SD.