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Apple adds television programming to iTunes Store in the UK

Apple announced Wednesday that hit television programming from ABC Studios, Disney Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy is now available for .89 an episode from the iTunes Store in the UK.

iTunes customers can choose from a wide range of popular primetime programming including the Emmy Award-winning series "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Ugly Betty" and locally-produced UK series such as MTV’s "Barrio 19," Nickelodeon’s "Genie in the House" and Paramount Comedy’s "Comedy Blue." The iTunes Store in the UK currently offers 28 television programs for purchase and download which can be viewed on a PC or Mac, fifth generation iPod, or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.

"We’re thrilled to bring TV programming to the iTunes Store in the UK," said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. "We’ve got 28 shows and expect to continue to add more great programming."

The complete list of television programming on the iTunes Store in the UK includes:
  • Disney’s ABC Studios’ dramas and comedy-dramas "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Ugly Betty," "Commander in Chief" and "Nightstalker;"

  • Disney Channel’s renowned children’s programming including "Jake Long: American Dragon," "Kim Possible," "That’s So Raven," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and Playhouse Disney titles "Handy Manny," "Little Einsteins" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse;"

  • MTV’s reality favorites "Pimp My Ride," "Barrio 19," "Bam’s Unholy Union," "Laguna Beach," and "My Sweet Sixteen;"

  • Nickelodeon children’s programming "Avatar: The Legend of Aang," "Drake and Josh," "Dora the Explorer," "Genie in the House" and "SpongeBob SquarePants;" and

  • Paramount Comedy hits "South Park," "Comedy Blue," "Jongleurs Unleashed: Part I," "That 70’s Show" and "The World Stands Up."

Pricing & Availability

iTunes 7 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from Apple's website. Purchase and download of songs and videos from the iTunes Store requires a valid credit card from a financial institution in the country of purchase. Television shows are available in the US and UK only, and video availability varies by country. Television shows are £1.89 per episode in the UK. TV shows from the iTunes Store are downloaded in near-DVD quality at a resolution of 640x480 (up to 480, depending on the aspect ratio) and can be viewed on a computer, fifth generation iPod or widescreen TV with Apple TV.