HBO & Apple Bring Critically Acclaimed Television Programming to the iTunes Store
Favorites Including 'The Sopranos' and 'Sex and the City' Now Available on
NEW YORK and CUPERTINO, Calif., May 13 -- HBO
and Apple(R) today announced that programming from HBO is now available for
purchase and download on the iTunes(R) Store (http://www.itunes.com). New
HBO programs on iTunes include the Emmy Award-winning programs "The
Sopranos," "Sex and the City," "Deadwood" and "Rome," as well as the
critically acclaimed hits "Flight of the Conchords" and "The Wire." The
iTunes Store is the world's most popular online TV store with over 150
million episodes sold and features the world's largest catalog with over
800 shows (over 20,000 episodes).
"We're very excited to make these legendary HBO programs available on
the iTunes Store," said Henry McGee, president of HBO Video. "Whether
catching up on 'Sex and the City' in anticipation of its upcoming movie
release or reliving a favorite 'Sopranos' episode, we think viewers will
love being able to watch these shows on their iPod or iPhone."
"We're thrilled to bring this incredible lineup of programming from HBO
to the iTunes Store," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes.
"These are some of the most talked about television shows ever, as well as
some of the most requested by our customers."
"Sex and the City: The Movie" premieres in theaters on May 30, and in
preparation for the movie's debut, fans can choose any or all 94 episodes
from the entire six seasons of the program.
Television shows purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Store can be
viewed on a Mac(R) or PC, iPod(R) nano with video, iPod classic, iPod
touch, fifth generation iPod, iPhone(TM) or on a widescreen TV with Apple
TV(R). "Sex and the City," "The Wire" and "Flight of the Conchords" are
$1.99 per episode, and "The Sopranos," "Deadwood" and "Rome" are priced at
$2.99 per episode. iTunes customers can also choose to purchase entire
seasons of their favorite programs.
Pricing & Availability
iTunes 7.6.2 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is
available as a free download from (http://www.itunes.com). 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, UK, Canada and Germany, and video
availability varies by country.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary
of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services -- HBO
and Cinemax -- to over 40 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the
most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand and
Cinemax On Demand, as well as HBO on Broadband, HD feeds, and multiplex
channels. Internationally, HBO's branded television networks, along with
the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile,
bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over
150 countries worldwide.
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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and
professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media
revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online
store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary
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