CBS Corporation and Apple today announced that prime time programming from America’s number one network is now available on the iTunes Music Store.
The CBS Television Network programming available for purchase and download includes the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Survivor,” the popular dramas “NUMB3RS” and “NCIS” and top-rated CSI programs: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami,” and “CSI: NY.” iTunes now offers over 100 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod(R), and is the world’s most popular online video store with over 30 million videos sold.
“We’re bringing popular and acclaimed programs from the most watched television network — including ‘CSI’ and ‘Survivor’ — to iTunes,” said Larry Kramer, president, CBS Digital Media, in the press release. “iTunes has proven that people enjoy viewing shows on their computer or iPod, which provides an opportunity to reach new audiences with our hit shows and gives our existing viewers a chance to catch up on missed episodes.”
“We’re thrilled to bring award-winning shows from CBS to the iTunes Music Store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes, in the release. “We think viewers are going to love being able to download their favorite episodes of hits such as ‘CSI’ and ‘Survivor’ for viewing on their computer or iPod.”
The new CBS offerings include episodes from the just-completed 2005/2006 season, and earlier for some series, as well as the upcoming season which starts in September. New episodes in the fall will be available on iTunes the day after they appear on the network. Earlier this year, CBS Sports made the 2006 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament available on iTunes, and Showtime, which is a division of CBS Corporation, brought iTunes customers two of their most popular series: “Sleeper Cell” and “Weeds.”
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