College basketball fans will get new ways to indulge their passion following a deal announced Tuesday between CBS Sports and Apple.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 2006 NCAA men's basketball tournament games, which are distributed by CBS Corp.'s College Sports TV, will be available in condensed form at Apple's iTunes Music Store for $1.99 each.

All 63 of the foreshortened games also can be purchased as a Season Pass for $19.99, an option that automatically delivers each game to the consumer's computer the day after it is played. Apple vp iTunes Eddy Cue said full-length versions of this year's semifinals and championship game also will be available for purchase at the iTunes store.

In addition, content licensing and management company Thought Equity, in conjunction with CSTV, is producing compilations of buzzer beaters, upsets and memorable championship games from past tournaments for Apple's online store.

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