Award-Winning Programming From A&E Television Networks Now Available on the iTunes Music Store
Favorites From A&E Network, The Biography & History Channels Available
NEW YORK and CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 9 -- A&E
Television Networks and Apple(R) today announced hit television programming
from A&E Network, The Biography and History Channels is now available for
purchase and download on the iTunes(R) Music Store (http://www.itunes.com). The
new content features popular series such as "Criss Angel: Mindfreak,"
"Driving Force" and "Inked" from A&E Network, "The Revolution" and "Modern
Marvels" from The History Channel, and selections from the Emmy
Award-winning "Biography" series from The Biography Channel. iTunes offers
over 200 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or
"Teaming up with iTunes is a great opportunity for us to both reach our
growing fan base and expand our reach to new viewers wherever they are,"
said Steve Ronson, senior vice president, Enterprises, A&E Television
Network. "iTunes is the leader in TV show downloads, and we are very happy
that A&E Television Network brands and programming will now be available to
consumers on their iPod or computer."
"iTunes customers are going to love this exceptional programming from
A&E including the Emmy Award-winning 'Biography' series," said Eddy Cue,
Apple's vice president of iTunes. "Our catalog of popular television
content continues to grow with over 200 network and cable programs now
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(R) and PC users to legally discover,
purchase and download music and videos online. The iTunes Music Store
features a selection of over 9,000 music videos, Pixar and Disney short
films, a variety of hit TV shows, and more than three million songs from
the major music companies and over 1,000 independent labels.
Pricing & Availability
iTunes 6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is
available as a free download from http://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 US 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.
A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of The Hearst Corporation,
ABC, Inc. and NBC, is an award-winning, international media company
offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from
television programming, to home videos/DVDs and music CDs, to Web sites, as
well as supporting nationwide educational initiatives. AETN is comprised of
A&E Network, The History Channel, The Biography Channel, History
International, The Military History Channel, The History Channel en
espa�ol, Crime & Investigation Network, A&E HD, AETN International and AETN
Consumer Products. The A&E web site is located at http://www.AETV.com, the
Biography web site is located at http://www.Biography.com and The History Channel
web site is located at http://www.History.com.
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digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes
online music store.
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