E! Entertainment and Apple today announced that hit programs from E! Entertainment Television are now available for purchase and download on the iTunes Music Store. New weekly episodes of the second season of hit series “The Girls Next Door,” which debuts July 30 on E!, “The Soup,” E!’s irreverent look at the week’s biggest, best and most bizarre moments and events in the world of pop culture, the new season of “Dr. 90210,” as well as all new episodes of “The Simple Life: ‘Til Death Do Us Part” starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will be available the day after broadcast for customers to purchase and download for just $1.99 per episode.
“This new partnership underscores our commitment to our E! Everywhere initiative, making E! content available to viewers on multiple platforms and on demand,” said Ted Harbert, president and CEO, E! Entertainment, in the press release. “We’re delighted to pursue this new programming opportunity with iTunes, allowing us to further expand the E! brand and reach even more entertainment fans.”
“We’re thrilled to expand our growing video catalog with this original content from E! Entertainment Television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes, in the press release. “With over 35 million videos sold, iTunes provides the best way for fans to discover, purchase and download video online.”
Season two of “The Girls Next Door” debuts on E! on July 30, taking viewers beyond the gates and behind closed doors to reveal the world of Hugh Hefner and his three girlfriends Holly, Bridget and Kendra, as it has never been seen before. The premiere episode will also be available to purchase and download on iTunes on July 31. “The Simple Life: ‘Til Death Do Us Part” follows the lives of Paris and Nicole as they undergo a crash course in marriage and motherhood, while “Dr. 90210” takes viewers inside the offices and homes of high profile Beverly Hills plastic surgeons. Past season episodes of “The Simple Life,” “The Girls Next Door” and “Dr. 90210” are also immediately available for purchase and download.
iTunes 6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download from http://www.apple.com/itunes
Purchase and download of songs and videos from the iTunes Music Store requires a valid credit card with a billing address in the country of purchase. Television shows are available in the US only, and video availability varies by country. Television shows are $1.99 (US) per episode, and music videos and short films are $1.99 (US) each.