Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Warner Bros turn to iTunes

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group became the latest division of a major Hollywood studio to offer television shows, including the hit sitcom "Friends," for sale on Apple Computer Inc's iTunes Web site. (This is different from NBC where NBC only offer the previews)

Warner Bros put up a total of 113 episodes of "Friends," sci-fi series "Babylon 5," the animated classics "The Jetsons" and "The Flintstones," as well as skits from "MADtv" and an unaired pilot called "Aquaman" by the writers of "Smallville."

Downloads cost US$1.99 per episode, and can be viewed on a computer or video iPod.

Apple's iTunes store now offers a total of more than 150 TV shows available for purchase from the Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and MTV networks.

Fox is a unit of News Corp. ABC is owned by Walt Disney Co.. NBC is run by the NBC Universal wing of General Electric Co. CBS is part of CBS Corp, and MTV is owned by Viacom Inc.

(Source: YahooNews)

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