'SCI FI INSIDE: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA' TO PREMIERE ON THE iTUNES(r) MUSIC STORE
NEW YORK -- December 22, 2005 -- 'Sci Fi Inside: Battlestar Galactica,' a behind-the-scenes special from SCI FI Channel's acclaimed Friday night series 'Battlestar Galactica,' will premiere on the iTunes Music Store (www.itunes.com), nearly two weeks prior to its SCI FI Channel telecast it was announced today by Dave Howe, executive vice president and general manager of the SCI FI Channel. 'Sci Fi Inside: Battlestar Galactica' will have its iTunes premiere on December 22nd, with the special half hour offering scheduled to air on the SCI FI Channel on January 2, 2006.
"We are thrilled to be the first network to premiere our own original programming on the iTunes Music Store," said Mr. Howe. "This is an important step to position SCI FI Channel as not only the consumer's destination for groundbreaking programming, but also as a digital pioneer seeking out new ways to enhance the viewing experience for our audience."
'Battlestar Galactica,' which has its winter premiere on January 6, 2006, is the gripping drama of the last remnants of the human race and their struggle for survival. Redefining the space opera with its present day relevance and gritty realism, the show features command performances from its ensemble cast, headed by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff. The American Film Institute named it one of the ten most outstanding television programs of the year, and 'TV Guide' declared it the number three television show of 2005. 'SCI FI Inside: Battlestar Galactica' includes exclusive interviews with executive producer Ron Moore and top cast members.
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 now features a selection of over 3,000 music videos, Pixar short films and a variety of hit TV shows, and more than two million songs from the major music companies and independent record labels.
SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.