Disney, ABC And Apple To Sell TV Shows Online
October 14, 2005
The Walt Disney Company, Disney•ABC Television Group and Apple are offering current and past season episodes of ABC and Disney Channel television shows for download on Apple’s iTunes Music Store, as part of the launch of iTunes 6.
The companies will start this collaborative initiative with five shows, including two of the most popular series on broadcast television, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost,” as well as the new ABC drama “Night Stalker” and the two most popular shows on Disney Channel, “That’s So Raven” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” Current season episodes of the ABC series will be available for download from Apple’s iTunes Music Store the day after they are broadcast, while the entire first season of “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost” will be available for download immediately.
Current season episodes of Disney Channel series will be available for download on an ongoing basis, with selected past episodes of “That’s So Raven” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” available beginning immediately. Customers can purchase and download current episodes or past season episodes with just one click and view them on their PC or Mac, and Auto-Sync them onto the new iPod for viewing anywhere, at a cost of $1.99 per episode.