Update: May 9, 2006
HIT PROGRAMMING FROM FOX ENTERTAINMENT GROUP’SFOX, FX, SPEED, FUEL TV AND 20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION LIBRARYNOW AVAILABLE ON THE i-TUNES MUSIC STORE
Favorites include “24,” “Prison Break,” and “The Shield”
Los Angeles and Cupertino, CA – May 9, 2006 – Fox Entertainment Group (FEG) and Apple today announced hit television programming from FOX, FX, SPEED, FUEL TV and the 20th Century Fox Television library is now available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store (www.itunes.com). The launch, which features 16 series, including “24,” “Prison Break” and “The Shield” is the largest to date on iTunes and spans current hit programming from the drama, comedy and reality genres, plus several classic favorites. iTunes now offers over 90 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod.
“As this partnership demonstrates, we’re committed to delivering our content to consumers in as many ways as possible,” said Peter Levinsohn, President, Fox Digital Media. “Today, with some of the world’s premier television content, Fox is bringing unprecedented depth – in a single launch – to the iTunes store.”
“We’re thrilled to offer such a wide range of hit programming from Fox Entertainment Group on iTunes,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “Customers can now download smash hits including ’24,’ ‘Prison Break’ and ‘The Shield’ from the world’s most popular online video store for viewing on their computer of iPod.”
Fans can now purchase current dramatic hits including FOX’s “24” and “Prison Break” and FX’s “The Shield;” comedies, including FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and FOX’s “Stacked;” reality series, including FOX’s “Unan1mous,” FX’s “Black. White,” and “30 Days;” and favorites from the 20th Century Fox Television library, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” “Firefly” and “Lost in Space.” Additionally, the launch will feature a variety of specialized programming from SPEED, including “Pinks” and “Unique Whips” and FUEL TV’s action sports diary “Firsthand.”
Pricing & Availability
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 U.S. 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 3,500 music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, a variety of hit TV shows, and more than two 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.
ABOUT FOX ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Fox Entertainment Group (FEG) is a unit of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A). It is principally engaged in the development, production and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programs, television broadcasting and cable network programming. The Company’s studios, production facilities and film and television library provide high-quality creative content, and the Company’s broadcasting and cable networks provide extensive distribution platforms for the Company’s programs. Fox Digital Media is a division of FEG dedicated to setting distribution strategy and licensing programming from all FEG divisions to new, digital outlets.