[02/23/10 - 11:43 AM]
American Idol Season Nine Performances Available Exclusively on the Itunes Store
Starting tonight, fans can pre-order performances from their favorite contestants exclusively on a special area of the iTunes Store.

[via press release from FOX]


IDOL Show Themes Now Revealed in Advance on iTunes

Fox Broadcasting Company, 19 Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America and Apple have once again partnered to make contestant performances from Season Nine of AMERICAN IDOL available for purchase and download exclusively on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) the day following the performances. And for the first time, beginning with the Top 12, IDOL show themes will be revealed in advance on iTunes along with playlists of original songs by the original artists from which the contestants may choose and which fans can preview and download.

This week, the Top 24 semifinalists will be split into two groups - 12 females and 12 males - and each contestant will perform a song from the Top 10 Hits of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 12 female singers will perform tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), and the 12 male singers will perform tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.

Starting tonight, fans can pre-order IDOL performances from their favorite contestants exclusively on a special AMERICAN IDOL area of the iTunes Store. Pre-orders will download automatically the day after the performance show airs. Fans can also purchase their favorite music performances starting tomorrow for $1.29 each. Starting March 18, videos of Top 12 finalist performances will also be available for purchase for $1.49 each.

And new for Season Nine, AMERICAN IDOL will reveal show themes not only on-air, but also online with iTunes beginning with the Top 12. iTunes Store customers will be able to purchase and download songs and playlists for IDOL show themes in advance, giving fans the opportunity to preview and download the same music the contestants will be listening to as they make their all-important song choices.

"We look forward to another successful partnership with iTunes," said Simon Fuller, Founder, 19 Entertainment. "These special recorded performances from the TV show allow these young performers to be recognized as legitimate recording artists, which is a very exciting part of their AMERICAN IDOL journey."

"IDOL fans can once again purchase their favorite performances from television's most popular show exclusively on the iTunes Store," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Internet Services. "And for the first time ever, iTunes customers will be able to preview and download songs that contestants will be choosing from in advance of IDOL theme shows."

FOX will also provide exclusive direct links to iTunes downloads from the streaming performance videos on americanidol.com, the official website of television's No. 1 show. Fans will be able to simply click through to iTunes if they want to purchase and download their favorite performances to own and enjoy on their computer, iPod, iPhone or AppleTV.

iTunes 9 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from (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. AMERICAN IDOL music and video content is available in the US and Canada only. Audio performances are $1.29 each. Downloads can be viewed on a Mac or PC, iPod nano with video, fifth generation iPod, iPod classic, iPod touch, iPhone or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.


AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Founder, 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America.


19 Entertainment Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE), is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. 19 Entertainment represents stars including David and Victoria Beckham, Carrie Underwood, Andy Murray, Daughtry, Annie Lennox, Will Young, Cathy Dennis, The Spice Girls and others. 19 Entertainment is the producer/co-producer of several internationally successful TV formats, including AMERICAN IDOL, "Little Britain USA" and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. 19 Recordings is a major producer of music in North America with over 100 million units sold in the last ten years by stars, including Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Kris Allen.


Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2008-2009 season at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year - a feat that hasn't been achieved since the mid-1990s - while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. This season, FOX ranked No. 1 in the November broadcast television sweep, winning by the largest margin of victory achieved by any network in the November sweep in five years. In addition, FOX recently garnered its first fall season win ever among Adults 18-49. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.


FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "What Chilli Wants" (VH1), "Kirstie Alley's BIG LIFE" (A&E), "Secret Girlfriend" (Comedy Central), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Million Dollar Password" (CBS), "Family Feud" (syndicated) and the longest-running game show in television history, "The Price Is Right" (CBS).

  [february 2010]  


[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Bones: The Final Chapter" to Premiere Tuesday, January 3, on FOX
The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.

[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Delivers Big for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 2 is up 36% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[10/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
World Series Game 2 Posts 11.3 Overnight Rating, Drives FOX to Primetime Victory for Second Consecutive Night
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/16 - 08:52 AM]
TV One's "Rickey Smiley for Real" Returns for a Third Season, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 P.M. ET
While Rickey Smiley continues to struggle to maintain his sanity by juggling his hectic business, family and personal schedules, the show will also follow the hilarity and hi-jinx of his family and co-workers.

[10/27/16 - 08:16 AM]
Disney Channel Sees Future in Spin-Off of "That's So Raven"
As the pilot story goes, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

[10/27/16 - 07:38 AM]
James Bay, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Vives with Shakira to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting.

[10/27/16 - 07:00 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Two Live Shows During Election Week on CBS
On Monday, November 7, Stephen Colbert will be joined by Don Cheadle, Katherine Waterston and musical guest Drive-By Truckers.

[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.