MGM and Apple bring Stargate to ITunes Store

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.today announced it has made current episodes of the hit science fiction/adventure series Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis available for purchase and download from the iTunes Music Store.

Effective today the first five episodes of Stargate SG1 season 10 and the first five episodes of Stargate Atlantis season 3 will be available for download and subsequent episodes for both series will be available within 24 hours after airing on the SCI FI Channel.

“By making these popular series available through iTunes we’re able to extend the reach of the MGM brand and the Stargate franchise,” said Doug Lee, MGM’s executive vice president, New Media Division, in the press release. “We’re always delighted to enhance the consumer’s experience of our popular content and see this as a win all the way around.”

The deal marks the first step in MGM’s strategy to expand its electronic distribution footprint globally with more announcements expected in the future. Since forming the New Media Division in April of this year and the recruitment of Lee to supervise it, MGM is now positioned to expand in the new media world, which will bring upside potential for the company’s library.

Click here to view Stargate SG1 via Apple’s iTunes.

Click here to view Stargate Atlantis via Apple’s iTunes.

23 Comments

  1. I agree 1000000% on macromancer’s comment about the quality. Come on apple, you invented quicktime, you better than anyone should know how to use it and blow away the world with it’s quality. I bought a few episodes of LOST, still waiting for my money BACK! As it is now there’s little need for the DRM, who would want such a shitty copy.

  2. Still not buying till I can get higher res versions of the shows.

    Your going to be waiting awhile, the iTMS content and price is designed to fill iPods.

    I don’t know if you’ve recorded any HDTV, but it eats hard drives like a kid eats candy on Halloween night.

  3. I’m buying, BUT, I want to have the same or similar rights to copy onto DVD as with iTunes music onto CD. I want to walk my iTunes videos downstairs to my main entertainment system and share them with the family in a large comfortable space.

  4. Ten seasons… At least they got passed episode #200. Time for a feature film. The show is called “Stargate SG-1.” It would be nice if they go back to actually using the Stargate to explore and tell some good sci-fi, instead of these epic season-long arc stories with more spaceships than Star Trek.

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