CBS Corporation and Apple announced that prime time programming from the television network is now available on the iTunes Music Store (ww.itunes.com).
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, 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. "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. "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."
iTunes 6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download from 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.
With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated video and podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and videos online. The iTunes Music Store features a selection of over 9,000 music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, a variety of hit TV shows, and more than three million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent labels.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.