Apple adds Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘The Colbert Report’ to iTunes with Multi-Pass option

Apple has added Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ TV shows to their iTunes Store with a new “Multi-Pass” purchasing option.

Both shows’ “Multi-Pass” options include the “most recent episode (if one is available) and the next 15 episodes” for US$9.99. Apple explains that, for Multi-Pass buyers, “the most recent episode (if available) will download immediately and future episodes will download as they become available.”

Click here to launch iTunes to see the new additions to the iTunes Store.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Les” for the heads up.]

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  1. These shows are great fun and an excellent addition to the iTunes library, but what I really like is the name of Apple’s new purchasing option, “Multi-Pass”. Is this an obscure foreshadowing of a upcoming movie download service? After all, I’m sure everyone remembers the great scene in the movie Fifth Element where the gorgeous Milla Jovovich holds up an ID card and says “Mulllti-Pass, Multi-Pass”.

  2. multi-pass sure looks like a mini subscription service… hmmmm…. now too bad they only currently offer it for “daily shows”. If I could pre-pay a reduced amount to get every episode of my favorite shows this season…

  3. Somewhat related… I noticed they added the capability to preorder some music albums but now you can download the single today, with the remainder of the album downloaded when it is released. This is a great alternative to buying a single and then the album and paying for the same song twice.

    Hopefully a video subscription service (with a lot more available content) is coming soon!

  4. The Daily Show is one of the few shows I miss since cancelling cable service. sounds like a really good deal.

    I think there’s 4 per week, so it works out to 9.99 for about a month’s worth.

  5. This is a great deal — especially since you can keep the episodes you like or need to save for information (I’ve got last night’s Daily Show on in the background, and JS just talked to an author about a book that I want to recommend for an online book group).

    Been wanting to check out “Daily Show” for a while, but it’s past my bedtime and I forget to set the DVR…now I can download it in the morning and stick it in my pocket! One more reason I’m glad I splurged on the 60GB video iPod… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    [Note to typhoon — if you don’t like “Daily Show”, don’t order it. But if this system works, it might get extended to shows like “South Park” — which is already on iTMS, at least the older ones…]

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