Oct 18, 2008

Business - iTunes top 200 mn TV downloads,New HD shows offered

Jim Dalrymple

Apple said on Thursday that its iTunes Store has sold over 200 million television episodes, including over one million episodes in HD. The company also said the four major networks will offer more shows in HD for the fall lineup.

CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC will offer primetime shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Lost,” “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “Bones,” “Prison Break,” “Heroes” and “The Office” in HD for the upcoming season. iTunes’ HD lineup now includes over 30 shows from all of the networks.

HD shows on the iTunes Store cost $2.99, while standard definition shows cost $1.99.

In all, iTunes has a catalog of over eight million songs, over 30,000 TV episodes and over 2,500 films, including 600 in HD. You can download iTunes 8 for free from Apple’s Web site.

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