by CIO Staff

CBS, iTunes Offer TV Shows for Computers, iPods

Jun 09, 2006 1 min
IT Leadership

CBS and Apple Computer on Thursday announced a partnership that will allow users of Apple’s iTunes Music Store to download CBS prime-time television shows for viewing on a computer or iPod for $1.99 per episode, Reuters reports.

The two companies will offer episodes of popular TV shows including Survivor, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS from the 2005-06 season, as well as from the upcoming 2006-07 season, which begins in September, according to Reuters. Some episodes of certain shows from before 2005 will also be available, Reuters reports.

Whenever CBS broadcasts a new episode of a show, it will be available for download the following day on iTunes, according to Reuters.

Apple says it has sold some 30 million video downloads on iTunes, according to Reuters. The Cupertino, Calif.-based computer and electronics giant has similar deals with additional television networks in the United States, including News Corp.’s Fox Television Network and Walt Disney’s ABC, among others, Reuters reports.

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